EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany


  • PhD 1999, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany
    Team leader at EMBL since 2002.
    Group leader and senior scientist since 2007.
    Academic mentor, postdoctoral training since 2007.
    ERC Advanced Investigator since 2012.


Total: 110 publication(s)


Yuste R, Hawrylycz M, Aalling N, Aguilar-Valles A, Arendt D, Arnedillo RA, Ascoli GA, Bielza C, Bokharaie V, Bergmann TB, Bystron I, Capogna M, Chang Y, Clemens A, de Kock CPJ, DeFelipe J, Dos Santos SE, Dunville K, Feldmeyer D, Fiáth R, Fishell GJ, Foggetti A, Gao X, Ghaderi P, Goriounova NA, Güntürkün O, Hagihara K, Hall VJ, Helmstaedter M, Herculano S, Hilscher MM, Hirase H, Hjerling-Leffler J, Hodge R, Huang J, Huda R, Khodosevich K, Kiehn O, Koch H, Kuebler ES, Kühnemund M, Larrañaga P, Lelieveldt B, Louth EL, Lui JH, Mansvelder HD, Marin O, Martinez-Trujillo J, Moradi Chameh H, Nath A, Nedergaard M, Němec P, Ofer N, Pfisterer UG, Pontes S, Redmond W, Rossier J, Sanes JR, Scheuermann R, Serrano-Saiz E, Steiger JF, Somogyi P, Tamás G, Tolias AS, Tosches MA, García MT, Vieira HM, Wozny C, Wuttke TV, Yong L, Yuan J, Zeng H, Lein E. (2020)

Publisher correction: a community-based transcriptomics classification and nomenclature of neocortical cell types.

Nat Neurosci doi: 10.1038/s41593-020-00768-3
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Yuste R, Hawrylycz M, Aalling N, Aguilar-Valles A, Arendt D, Arnedillo RA, Ascoli GA, Bielza C, Bokharaie V, Bergmann TB, Bystron I, Capogna M, Chang Y, Clemens A, de Kock CPJ, Dos Santos SE, DeFelipe J, Feldmeyer D, Dunville K, Fishell GJ, Fiáth R, Gao X, Foggetti A, Goriounova NA, Ghaderi P, Hagihara K, Güntürkün O, Helmstaedter M, Hall VJ, Hilscher MM, Herculano S, Hodge R, Huang J, Hirase H, Hjerling-Leffler J, Kiehn O, Koch H, Huda R, Khodosevich K, Larrañaga P, Lelieveldt B, Kuebler ES, Kühnemund M, Mansvelder HD, Marin O, Louth EL, Lui JH, Nedergaard M, Nath A, Moradi Chameh H, Martinez-Trujillo J, Pontes S, Pfisterer UG, Ofer N, Němec P, Scheuermann R, Sanes JR, Rossier J, Redmond W, Tamás G, Somogyi P, Steiger JF, Serrano-Saiz E, Wozny C, Wuttke TV, Yong L, Yuan J, Tolias AS, Tosches MA, García MT, Vieira HM, Zeng H, Lein E. (2020)

A community-based transcriptomics classification and nomenclature of neocortical cell types.

Nat Neurosci 23(12) doi: 10.1038/s41593-020-0685-8
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Arendt D. (2020)

The evolutionary assembly of neuronal machinery.

CURR BIOL 30:R603-R616. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.04.008
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Handberg-Thorsager M, Ulman V, Tomançak P, Arendt D, Schubert M. (2019)

A behavioral assay to study effects of retinoid pharmacology on nervous system development in a marine annelid.

Methods Mol. Biol. 2019:193-207. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9585-1_14
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Levin M, Anavy L, Cole AG, Winter E, Mostov N, Khair S, Senderovich N, Kovalev E, Silver DH, Feder M, Fernandez-Valverde SL, Nakanishi N, Simmons D, Simakov O, Larsson T, Jerafi-Vider A, Liu SY, Ryan JF, Yaniv K, Rink JC, Martindale MQ, Degnan SM, Arendt D, Hashimshony T, Degnan BM, Yanai I. (2019)

Author correction: the mid-developmental transition and the evolution of animal body plans.

Nature 575(7782) doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1698-x
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Vopalensky P, Tosches MA, Achim K, Handberg-Thorsager M, Arendt D. (2019)

From spiral cleavage to bilateral symmetry: the developmental cell lineage of the annelid brain.

BMC Biol. 17(1) doi: 10.1186/s12915-019-0705-x
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Wollesen T, McDougall C, Arendt D. (2019)

Remnants of ancestral larval eyes in an eyeless mollusk? Molecular characterization of photoreceptors in the scaphopod Antalis entalis.

Evodevo 10(1) doi: 10.1186/s13227-019-0140-7
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Arendt D. (2019)

Many ways to build a polyp.

Trends Genet. 35(12) doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2019.09.003
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Arendt D, Bertucci PY, Achim K, Musser JM. (2019)

Evolution of neuronal types and families.

Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 56:144-152. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2019.01.022
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Chartier TF, Deschamps J, Dürichen W, Jékely G, Arendt D. (2018)

Whole-head recording of chemosensory activity in the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii.

Open Biol 8(10) doi: 10.1098/rsob.180139
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Arendt D. (2018)

Hox genes and body segmentation.

Science 361(6409):1310-1311. doi: 10.1126/science.aav0692
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Nielsen C, Brunet T, Arendt D. (2018)

Evolution of the bilaterian mouth and anus.

Nat Ecol Evol 2(9):1358-1376. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0641-0
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Achim K, Eling N, Vergara HM, Bertucci PY, Musser J, Vopalensky P, Brunet T, Collier P, Benes V, Marioni JC, Arendt D. (2018)

Whole-body single-cell sequencing reveals transcriptional domains in the annelid larval body

Mol Biol Evol. 35(5) doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx336
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Arendt D. (2018)

Animal Evolution: Convergent Nerve Cords?

Curr Biol 28(5):R225-R227. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.01.056
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Handberg-Thorsager M, Gutierrez-Mazariegos J, Nadendla EK, Bertucci PY, Arold ST, Tomançak P, Pierzchalski K, Jones JW, Albalat R, Kane MA, Bourhuet W, Laudet V, Arendt D, Schubert M. (2018)

The ancestral retinoic acid receptor was a low-affinity sensor triggering neuronal differentiation.

Sci. Adv. 4(2) doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aao1261
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Musser JM, Arendt D. (2017)

Loss and gain of cone types in vertebrate ciliary photoreceptor evolution.

Dev. Biol. 431(1) doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2017.08.038
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Schlosser G, Musser J, Arendt D. (2017)

Editorial - Development and evolution of sensory cells and organs.

Dev. Biol. 431(1):1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2017.09.007
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Arendt D. (2017)

The enigmatic xenopsins.

Elife 6 doi: 10.7554/eLife.31781
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Marioni JC, Arendt D. (2017)

How Single-Cell Genomics Is Changing Evolutionary and Developmental Biology.

Annu. Rev. Cell Dev. Biol. 33 doi: 10.1146/annurev-cellbio-100616-060818
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Vergara HM, Bertucci PY, Hantz P, Tosches MA, Achim K, Vopalensky P, Arendt D. (2017)

Whole-organism cellular gene-expression atlas reveals conserved cell types in the ventral nerve cord of Platynereis dumerilii.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114(23):5878-5885. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1610602114
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Brunet T, Fischer AH, Steinmetz PR, Lauri A, Bertucci P, Arendt D. (2016)

The evolutionary origin of bilaterian smooth and striated myocytes.

Elife 5 doi: 10.7554/elife.19607
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Arendt D, Musser JM, Baker CV, Bergman A, Cepko C, Erwin DH, Pavlicev M, Schlosser G, Widder S, Laubichler MD, Wagner GP. (2016)

The origin and evolution of cell types.

Nat. Rev. Genet. 17(12):744-757. doi: 10.1038/nrg.2016.127
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Arendt D, Extavour C. (2016)

Editorial overview: Developmental mechanisms, patterning and evolution: New models for genetics and development - diversity at last

Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev. 39:iv-vi. doi: 10.1016/j.gde.2016.10.003
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Arendt D, King N, Carroll SB, Wittkopp P, Koonin E, Kruglyak L. (2016)

Big Questions in Evolution

CELL 166(3):528-529. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.07.021
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Brunet T, Arendt D. (2016)

Animal Evolution: The Hard Problem of Cartilage Origins.

Curr. Biol. 26(14):R685-R688. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.05.062
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Cook CE, Chenevert J, Larsson TA, Arendt D, Houliston E, Lénárt P. (2016)

Old knowledge and new technologies allow rapid development of model organisms.

Mol. Biol. Cell 27(6):882-887. doi: 10.1091/mbc.e15-10-0682
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Levin M, Anavy L, Cole AG, Winter E, Mostov N, Khair S, Senderovich N, Kovalev E, Silver DH, Feder M, Fernandez-Valverde SL, Nakanishi N, Simmons D, Simakov O, Larsson T, Liu SY, Jerafi-Vider A, Yaniv K, Ryan JF, Martindale MQ, Rink JC, Arendt D, Degnan SM, Degnan BM, Hashimshony T, Yanai I. (2016)

The mid-developmental transition and the evolution of animal body plans.

Nature 531(7596) doi: 10.1038/nature16994
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Brunet T, Arendt D. (2016)

From damage response to action potentials: early evolution of neural and contractile modules in stem eukaryotes.

Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 371(1685) doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0043
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Lauri A, Bertucci P, Arendt D. (2016)

Neurotrophin, p75, and Trk Signaling Module in the Developing Nervous System of the Marine Annelid Platynereis dumerilii.

Biomed Res Int 2016 doi: 10.1155/2016/2456062
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Arendt D, Benito-Gutierrez E, Brunet T, Marlow H. (2015)

Gastric pouches and the mucociliary sole: setting the stage for nervous system evolution.

Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 370(1684) doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0286
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Arendt D, Tosches MA, Marlow H. (2015)

From nerve net to nerve ring, nerve cord and brain - evolution of the nervous system.

Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 17(1):61-72. doi: 10.1038/nrn.2015.15
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Ramanathan N, Simakov O, Merten CA, Arendt D. (2015)

Quantifying preferences and responsiveness of marine zooplankton to changing environmental conditions using microfluidics.

PLoS ONE 10(10) doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140553
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Brunet T, Lauri A, Arendt D. (2015)

Did the notochord evolve from an ancient axial muscle? The axochord hypothesis.

Bioessays 37(8) doi: 10.1002/bies.201500027
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Achim K, Pettit JB, Saraiva LR, Gavriouchkina D, Larsson T, Arendt D, Marioni JC. (2015)

High-throughput spatial mapping of single-cell RNA-seq data to tissue of origin.

Nat. Biotechnol. 33(5):503-509. doi: 10.1038/nbt.3209
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Wäge J, Hardege JD, Larsson TA, Simakov O, Chapman EC, Arendt D, Rotchell JM. (2015)

Effects of low seawater pH on the marine polychaete Platynereis dumerilii.

Mar. Pollut. Bull. 95(1) doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.04.027
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Tosches MA, Bucher D, Vopalensky P, Arendt D. (2014)

Melatonin signaling controls circadian swimming behavior in marine zooplankton

Cell 159(1):46-57. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.07.042
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Lauri A, Brunet T, Handberg-Thorsager M, Fischer AH, Simakov O, Steinmetz PR, Tomer R, Keller PJ, Arendt D. (2014)

Development of the annelid axochord: insights into notochord evolution.

Science 345(6202):1365-1368. doi: 10.1126/science.1253396
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Marlow H, Arendt D. (2014)

Evolution: ctenophore genomes and the origin of neurons

Curr. Biol. 24(16):R757-R761. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.06.057
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Achim K, Arendt D. (2014)

Structural evolution of cell types by step-wise assembly of cellular modules

Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev. 27C:102-108. doi: 10.1016/j.gde.2014.05.001
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Weigert A, Helm C, Meyer M, Nickel B, Arendt D, Hausdorf B, Santos SR, Halanych KM, Purschke G, Bleidorn C, Struck TH. (2014)

Illuminating the base of the annelid tree using transcriptomics

Mol. Biol. Evol. 31(6):1391-1401. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msu080
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Marlow H, Tosches MA, Tomer R, Steinmetz PR, Lauri A, Larsson T, Arendt D. (2014)

Larval body patterning and apical organs are conserved in animal evolution.

BMC Biol. 12:7. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-12-7
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Tosches MA, Arendt D. (2013)

The bilaterian forebrain: an evolutionary chimaera

Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 23(6):1080-1089. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2013.09.005
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Simakov O, Larsson TA, Arendt D. (2013)

Linking micro- and macro-evolution at the cell type level: a view from the lophotrochozoan Platynereis dumerilii

Brief Funct Genomics 12(5):430-439. doi: 10.1093/bfgp/els049
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Fischer AH, Arendt D. (2013)

Mesoteloblast-like mesodermal stem cells in the polychaete annelid Platynereis dumerilii (Nereididae)

J. Exp. Zool. B Mol. Dev. Evol. 320(2):94-104. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22486
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Benito-Gutiérrez E, Weber H, Bryant DV, Arendt D. (2013)

Methods for generating year-round access to amphioxus in the laboratory

PLoS ONE 8(8):e71599. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071599
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Bertucci P, Arendt D. (2013)

Somatic and visceral nervous systems - an ancient duality

BMC Biol. 11(1):54. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-11-54
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Döring C, Gosda J, Tessmar-Raible K, Hausen H, Arendt D, Purschke G. (2013)

Evolution of clitellate phaosomes from rhabdomeric photoreceptor cells of polychaetes - a study in the leech Helobdella robusta (Annelida, Sedentaria, Clitellata)

Front. Zool. 10(1):52. doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-10-52
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Simakov O, Marletaz F, Cho SJ, Edsinger-Gonzales E, Havlak P, Hellsten U, Kuo DH, Larsson T, Lv J, Arendt D, Savage R, Osoegawa K, de Jong P, Grimwood J, Chapman JA, Shapiro H, Aerts A, Otillar RP, Terry AY, Boore JL, Grigoriev IV, Lindberg DR, Seaver EC, Weisblat DA, Putnam NH, Rokhsar DS. (2013)

Insights into bilaterian evolution from three spiralian genomes

Nature 493(7433):526-531. doi: 10.1038/nature11696
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Vopalensky P, Pergner J, Liegertova M, Benito-Gutierrez E, Arendt D, Kozmik Z. (2012)

Molecular analysis of the amphioxus frontal eye unravels the evolutionary origin of the retina and pigment cells of the vertebrate eye

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109(38):15383-15388. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1207580109
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Hui JH, McDougall C, Monteiro AS, Holland PW, Arendt D, Balavoine G, Ferrier DE. (2012)

Extensive chordate and annelid macrosynteny reveals ancestral homeobox gene organization

Mol. Biol. Evol. 29(1):157-165. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msr175
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Creevey CJ, Muller J, Doerks T, Thompson JD, Arendt D, Bork P. (2011)

Identifying single copy orthologs in Metazoa

PLoS Comput. Biol. 7(12):e1002269. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002269
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Karsenti E, Acinas SG, Bork P, Bowler C, De Vargas C, Raes J, Sullivan M, Arendt D, Benzoni F, Claverie JM, Follows M, Gorsky G, Hingamp P, Iudicone D, Jaillon O, Kandels-Lewis S, Krzic U, Not F, Ogata H, Pesant S, Reynaud EG, Sardet C, Sieracki ME, Speich S, Velayoudon D, Weissenbach J, Wincker P, Tara Oceans Consortium. (2011)

A holistic approach to marine eco-systems biology

PLoS Biol. 9(10):e1001177. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001177
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Arendt D. (2011)

Evolutionary biology: Annelid who's who

Nature 471(7336):44-45. doi: 10.1038/471044a
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Steinmetz PR, Kostyuchenko RP, Fischer A, Arendt D. (2011)

The segmental pattern of otx, gbx, and Hox genes in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii

Evol. Dev. 13(1):72-79. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-142x.2010.00457.x
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Tomer R, Denes AS, Tessmar-Raible K, Arendt D. (2010)

Profiling by image registration reveals common origin of annelid mushroom bodies and vertebrate pallium

Cell 142(5):800-809. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.07.043
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Dray N, Tessmar-Raible K, Le Gouar M, Vibert L, Christodoulou F, Schipany K, Guillou A, Zantke J, Snyman H, Béhague J, Vervoort M, Arendt D, Balavoine G. (2010)

Hedgehog signaling regulates segment formation in the annelid Platynereis

Science 329(5989):339-342. doi: 10.1126/science.1188913
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Hasse C, Rebscher N, Reiher W, Sobjinski K, Moerschel E, Beck L, Tessmar-Raible K, Arendt D, Hassel M. (2010)

Three consecutive generations of nephridia occur during development of Platynereis dumerilii (Annelida, Polychaeta)

Dev. Dyn. 239(7):1967-1976. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.22331
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Reuner A, Hengherr S, Mali B, Förster F, Arndt D, Reinhardt R, Dandekar T, Frohme M, Brümmer F, Schill RO. (2010)

Stress response in tardigrades: differential gene expression of molecular chaperones

Cell Stress Chaperones 15(4):423-430. doi: 10.1007/s12192-009-0158-1
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Christodoulou F, Raible F, Tomer R, Simakov O, Trachana K, Klaus S, Snyman H, Hannon GJ, Bork P, Arendt D. (2010)

Ancient animal microRNAs and the evolution of tissue identity

Nature 463(7284):1084-1088. doi: 10.1038/nature08744
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Fischer AH, Henrich T, Arendt D. (2010)

The normal development of Platynereis dumerilii (Nereididae, Annelida)

Front. Zool. 7:31. doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-7-31
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Muller J, Creevey CJ, Thompson JD, Arendt D, Bork P. (2010)

AQUA: automated quality improvement for multiple sequence alignments

Bioinformatics 26(2):263-265. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btp651
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Steinmetz PR, Urbach R, Posnien N, Eriksson J, Kostyuchenko RP, Brena C, Guy K, Akam M, Bucher G, Arendt D. (2010)

Six3 demarcates the anterior-most developing brain region in bilaterian animals

Evodevo 1(1):14. doi: 10.1186/2041-9139-1-14
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Arendt D, Hausen H, Purschke G. (2009)

The 'division of labour' model of eye evolution

Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 364(1531):2809-2817. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2009.0104
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Lamb TD, Arendt D, Collin SP. (2009)

The evolution of phototransduction and eyes

Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 364(1531):2791-2793. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2009.0106
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Benito-Gutiérrez E, Arendt D. (2009)

CNS evolution: new insight from the mud

Curr. Biol. 19(15):R640-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.06.020
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Egger B, Steinke D, Tarui H, De Mulder K, Arendt D, Borgonie G, Funayama N, Gschwentner R, Hartenstein V, Hobmayer B, Hooge M, Hrouda M, Ishida S, Kobayashi C, Kuales G, Nishimura O, Pfister D, Rieger R, Salvenmoser W, Smith J, Technau U, Tyler S, Agata K, Salzburger W, Ladurner P. (2009)

To be or not to be a flatworm: the acoel controversy

PLoS ONE 4(5):e5502. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005502
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Hui JH, Raible F, Korchagina N, Dray N, Samain S, Magdelenat G, Jubin C, Segurens B, Balavoine G, Arendt D, Ferrier DE. (2009)

Features of the ancestral bilaterian inferred from Platynereis dumerilii ParaHox genes

BMC Biol. 7:43. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-7-43
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Nilsson DE, Arendt D. (2008)

Eye evolution: the blurry beginning

Curr. Biol. 18(23):R1096-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.10.025
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Arendt D. (2008)

The evolution of cell types in animals: emerging principles from molecular studies

Nat. Rev. Genet. 9(11):868-882. doi: 10.1038/nrg2416
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Jékely G, Colombelli J, Hausen H, Guy K, Stelzer E, Nédélec F, Arendt D. (2008)

Mechanism of phototaxis in marine zooplankton

Nature 456(7220):395-399. doi: 10.1038/nature07590
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Arendt D, Denes AS, Jékely G, Tessmar-Raible K. (2008)

The evolution of nervous system centralization

Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 363(1496):1523-1528. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2007.2242
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Haudry Y, Berube H, Letunic I, Weeber PD, Gagneur J, Girardot C, Kapushesky M, Arendt D, Bork P, Brazma A, Furlong EE, Wittbrodt J, Henrich T. (2008)

4DXpress: a database for cross-species expression pattern comparisons

Nucleic Acids Res. 36(Database issue):D847-53. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkm797
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Simionato E, Kerner P, Dray N, Le Gouar M, Ledent V, Arendt D, Vervoort M. (2008)

atonal- and achaete-scute-related genes in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii: insights into the evolution of neural basic-Helix-Loop-Helix genes

BMC Evol. Biol. 8:170. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-8-170
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Jékely G, Arendt D. (2007)

Cellular resolution expression profiling using confocal detection of NBT/BCIP precipitate by reflection microscopy

BioTechniques 42(6):751-755. doi: 10.2144/000112462
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Rebscher N, Zelada-González F, Banisch TU, Raible F, Arendt D. (2007)

Vasa unveils a common origin of germ cells and of somatic stem cells from the posterior growth zone in the polychaete Platynereis dumerilii

Dev. Biol. 306(2):599-611. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2007.03.521
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Tessmar-Raible K, Raible F, Christodoulou F, Guy K, Rembold M, Hausen H, Arendt D. (2007)

Conserved sensory-neurosecretory cell types in annelid and fish forebrain: insights into hypothalamus evolution

Cell 129(7):1389-1400. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2007.04.041
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Denes AS, Jékely G, Steinmetz PR, Raible F, Snyman H, Prud'homme B, Ferrier DE, Balavoine G, Arendt D. (2007)

Molecular architecture of annelid nerve cord supports common origin of nervous system centralization in bilateria

Cell 129(2):277-288. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2007.02.040
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Steinmetz PR, Zelada-Gonzáles F, Burgtorf C, Wittbrodt J, Arendt D. (2007)

Polychaete trunk neuroectoderm converges and extends by mediolateral cell intercalation

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 104(8):2727-2732. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0606589104
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Hui JHL, Kortchagina N, Arendt D, Balavoine G, Ferrier DEK. (2007)

Duplication of the ribosomal gene cluster in the marine polychaete Platynereis dumerilii correlates with ITS polymorphism

J. Mar. Biolog. Assoc. U.K. 87(2):443-449.
Europe PMC

Kulakova M, Bakalenko N, Novikova E, Cook CE, Eliseeva E, Steinmetz PR, Kostyuchenko RP, Dondua A, Arendt D, Akam M, Andreeva T. (2007)

Hox gene expression in larval development of the polychaetes Nereis virens and Platynereis dumerilii (Annelida, Lophotrochozoa)

Dev. Genes Evol. 217(1):39-54. doi: 10.1007/s00427-006-0119-y
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Kerner P, Zelada González F, Le Gouar M, Ledent V, Arendt D, Vervoort M. (2006)

The expression of a hunchback ortholog in the polychaete annelid Platynereis dumerilii suggests an ancestral role in mesoderm development and neurogenesis

Dev. Genes Evol. 216(12):821-828. doi: 10.1007/s00427-006-0100-9
Europe PMC | doi

Purschke G, Arendt D, Hausen H, Müller MC. (2006)

Photoreceptor cells and eyes in Annelida

Arthropod Struct Dev 35(4):211-230. doi: 10.1016/j.asd.2006.07.005
Europe PMC | doi

Raible F, Tessmar-Raible K, Arboleda E, Kaller T, Bork P, Arendt D, Arnone MI. (2006)

Opsins and clusters of sensory G-protein-coupled receptors in the sea urchin genome

Dev. Biol. 300(1):461-475. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2006.08.070
Europe PMC | doi

Jékely G, Arendt D. (2006)

Evolution of intraflagellar transport from coated vesicles and autogenous origin of the eukaryotic cilium

Bioessays 28(2):191-198. doi: 10.1002/bies.20369
Europe PMC | doi

Arendt D. (2006)

A Kernel Bears Fruit

Science 314(5802):1085-1086. doi: 10.1126/science.1134545
Europe PMC | doi


Arendt D. (2005)

Genes and homology in nervous system evolution: comparing gene functions, expression patterns, and cell type molecular fingerprints

Paper presented at the 46th Phylogenetisches Symposium, Jena, GERMANY, NOV 20-21, 2004.Theory Biosci. 124(2):185-197. doi: 10.1016/j.thbio.2005.08.002
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Raible F, Tessmar-Raible K, Osoegawa K, Wincker P, Jubin C, Balavoine G, Ferrier D, Benes V, de Jong P, Weissenbach J, Bork P, Arendt D. (2005)

Vertebrate-type intron-rich genes in the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii

Science 310(5752):1325-1326. doi: 10.1126/science.1119089
Europe PMC | doi

Tessmar-Raible K, Steinmetz PR, Snyman H, Hassel M, Arendt D. (2005)

Fluorescent two-color whole mount in situ hybridization in Platynereis dumerilii (Polychaeta, Annelida), an emerging marine molecular model for evolution and development

BioTechniques 39(4):460, 462, 464. doi: 10.2144/000112023
Europe PMC | doi

Fritzsch B, Piatigorsky J, Tessmar-Raible K, Jékely G, Guy K, Raible F, Wittbrodt J, Arendt D. (2005)

Ancestry of Photic and Mechanic Sensation?

Science 308(5725):1113-1114. doi: 10.1126/science.308.5725.1113
Europe PMC | doi

Tessmar-Raible K, Arendt D. (2005)

New animal models for evolution and development

Genome Biol. 6(1):303. doi: 10.1186/gb-2004-6-1-303
Europe PMC | doi


Arendt D, Tessmar-Raible K, Snyman H, Dorresteijn AW, Wittbrodt J. (2004)

Ciliary photoreceptors with a vertebrate-type opsin in an invertebrate brain

Science 306(5697):869-871. doi: 10.1126/science.1099955
Europe PMC | doi

Raible F, Arendt D. (2004)

Metazoan evolution: some animals are more equal than others

Curr. Biol. 14(3):R106-8. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(04)00030-2
Europe PMC | doi

Arendt D. (2004)

Comparative aspects of gastrulation

In: Stern CD (ed.), Gastrulation: From Cells to Embryo. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, New York.


Prud'homme B, de Rosa R, Arendt D, Julien JF, Pajaziti R, Dorresteijn AW, Adoutte A, Wittbrodt J, Balavoine G. (2003)

Arthropod-like expression patterns of engrailed and wingless in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii suggest a role in segment formation

Curr. Biol. 13(21):1876-1881. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2003.10.006
Europe PMC | doi

Tessmar-Raible K, Arendt D. (2003)

Emerging systems: between vertebrates and arthropods, the Lophotrochozoa

Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev. 13(4):331-340. doi: 10.1016/s0959-437x(03)00086-8
Europe PMC | doi

Arendt D. (2003)

Evolution of eyes and photoreceptor cell types

Int. J. Dev. Biol. 47(7-8):563-571.
Europe PMC

Arendt D. (2003)

Spiralians in the limelight

Genome Biol. 5(1):303. doi: 10.1186/gb-2003-5-1-303
Europe PMC | doi


Arendt D, Tessmar K, de Campos-Baptista MI, Dorresteijn A, Wittbrodt J. (2002)

Development of pigment-cup eyes in the polychaete Platynereis dumerilii and evolutionary conservation of larval eyes in Bilateria

Development 129(5):1143-1154.
Europe PMC


Arendt D, Wittbrodt J. (2001)

Reconstructing the eyes of Urbilateria

Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 356(1414):1545-1563. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2001.0971
Europe PMC | doi

Loosli F, Winkler S, Burgtorf C, Wurmbach E, Ansorge W, Henrich T, Grabher C, Arendt D, Carl M, Krone A, Grzebisz E, Wittbrodt J. (2001)

Medaka eyeless is the key factor linking retinal determination and eye growth

Development 128(20):4035-4044.
Europe PMC