Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Molekulare Parasitologie

New paper in the Journal of Morphology

Salps, as a taxon of the tunicates, have a derived life cycle and are of high interest when studying the evolutionary origin of complex anatomical structures and life history strategies. In this issue of the Journal of Morphology, Braun and Stach present a detailed histological study of the eyes and brains of both the sexual, aggregate blastozooid and the asexual, solitary oozooid stage of Thalia democratica.

The cover image shows 3D-rendered signal of confocal laser scanning micrographs of the brain in the blastozooid stage, immunostained against tyrosinated a-tubulin> (orange/red) and nuclear staining utilizing DAPI (blue/green).