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Research Group of Prof. Dr. Prpic-Schäper

Development, Diversity and Evolution of Animals

Research and teaching in my group focuses on animal diversity and evolution. One focus of our work is research into the evolution of genetic and molecular mechanisms that play an important role in development and the formation of size and shape (morphogenesis). Our research uses arthropods as model systems, because they are the most species-rich animal phylum on our planet and have achieved an unsurpassed diversity of forms.

A male individual of the Common House Spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum, one of our model species in the lab.

(Photo credit: Leonard Georg)


Latest update: November 17, 2023