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Presentation of the team

Our team led by Chiara Sinigaglia and Lucas Leclère investigates how animal forms develop and evolve in their environments, integrating cell and developmental biology, biomechanics, genomics and phylogenetic approaches. We focus on cnidarians, a group of mostly marine animals, which display a rich diversity of life cycles, and remarkable regenerative capacities. Our two main experimental systems are the hydrozoan Clytia hemisphaerica and the scyphozoan Pelagia noctiluca.

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our projects

In response to injury, some animals can activate a repair process, which restores body integrity and functionality…

Jellyfish swim in the water column thanks to striated muscles located on the underside of their umbrella…

Medusozoan cnidarians display some of the most complex metazoan life cycles…

Welcome to Cnidarian Development and
Evolution Team

 

chi.sinigaglia"@"gmail.com
lucas.leclere"@"obs-banyuls.fr