Michael Sars-senteret


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Publications - Steinmetz Group


  • Garschall K, Garcia-Pascual B, Pascual-Carreras E, Filimonova D, Guse A, Johnston IG, Steinmetz PRH*. The cellular basis of feeding-dependent body size plasticity in sea anemones. bioRxiv. 2023:2023-05; https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.05.15.540851
  • Miramón-Puértolas P, Steinmetz PRH*. An adult stem-like cell population generates germline and neurons in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis.bioRxiv. 2023: 2023.01.27.525880; https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.01.27.525880
  • Steinmetz PRH*. Development: Sea anemone segments polarise (Review).Current Biology. 2023. Jul 10;33(13):R717-9. doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2023.03.034
  • Lemaitre QB, Bartsch N, Kouzel IU, Busengdal H, Richards GS, Steinmetz PRH, & Rentzsch, F. NvPrdm14d-expressing neural progenitor cells contribute to non-ectodermal neurogenesis in Nematostella vectensis.Nature Communications. 2023. 14, 4854.https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-39789-4
  • Cole, A.G., Kaul, S., Jahnel, S.M., Steger, J., Zimmerman, B., Reischl, R., Richards, G.S., Rentzsch, F., Steinmetz, P.R.H. and Technau, U. (2020) Muscle cell type diversification facilitated by extensive gene duplications. bioRxiv. doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.19.210658

  • Steinmetz, P.R.H. (2019) A non-bilaterian perspective on the development and evolution of animal digestive systems. Cell Tissue Res 377: 321. doi.org/10.1007/s00441-019-03075-x
  • Sebé-Pedrós A, Saudemont B, Chomsky E, Plessier F, Mailhé MP, Renno J, Loe-Mie Y, Lifshitz A, Mukamel Z, Schmutz S, Novault S, Steinmetz PRH, Spitz F, Tanay A,  Marlow H. (2018) Cnidarian Cell Type Diversity and Regulation Revealed by Whole-Organism Single-Cell RNA-Seq. Cell. 173(6):1520-1534. 
  • Steinmetz PR, Aman A, Kraus JE, Technau U. (2017) Gut-like ectodermal tissue in a sea anemone challenges germ layer homology. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1:1535-1542.
  • Holz O, Apel D, Steinmetz PR, Lange E, Hopfenmüller S, Olher K, Sudhop S, Hassel M. (2017) Bud detachment in Hydra requires activation of fibroblast growth factor receptor and a Rho-ROCK-myosin II signaling pathway to ensure formation of a basal constriction. Dev Dyn 246 (7):502-16.

Prior to arrival at the Sars Centre

  • Brunet T, Fischer AH, Steinmetz PR, Lauri A, Bertucci P, Arendt D. (2016) The evolutionary origin of bilaterian smooth and striated myocytes. eLife 2016;5:e19607.
  • 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: 1365-68.
  • Marlow H., Tosches MA, Tomer, R, Steinmetz PRH, Lauri A, Larsson T, Arendt D (2014).  Larval body patterning and apical organs are conserved in animal evolution. BMC Biol 12(1):7
  • Demilly A, Steinmetz PRH, Gazave E, Marchand L, Vervoort M (2013).  Involvement of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway in neuroectoderm architecture in Platynereis dumerilii. Nat Commun 4: 1915.
  • Steinmetz PRH, Kraus JE, Larroux C, Hammel JU, Amon-Hassenzahl A, Houliston E, Wörheide G, Nickel M, Degnan BM, Technau U (2012). Independent evolution of striated muscles in cnidarians and bilaterians. Nature 487: 231-234.
  • Steinmetz PRH, 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): 72-9.
  • Steinmetz PRH*, 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. *Contributed equally
  • Chapman JA, Kirkness EF, Simakov O, Hampson SE, Mitros T, Weinmaier T, Rattei T, Balasubramanian PG, Borman J, Busam D, Disbennett K, Pfannkoch C, Sumin N, Sutton GG, Viswanathan LD, Walenz B, Goodstein DM, Hellsten U, Kawashima T, Prochnik SE, Putnam NH, Shu S, Blumberg B, Dana CE, Gee L, Kibler DF, Law L, Lindgens D, Martinez DE, Peng J, Wigge PA, Bertulat B, Guder C, Nakamura Y, Ozbek S, Watanabe H, Khalturin K, Hemmrich G, Franke A, Augustin R, Fraune S, Hayakawa E, Hayakawa S, Hirose M, Hwang JS, Ikeo K, Nishimiya-Fujisawa C, Ogura A, Takahashi T, Steinmetz PRH, Zhang X, Aufschnaiter R, Eder MK, Gorny AK, Salvenmoser W, Heimberg AM, Wheeler BM, Peterson KJ, Böttger A, Tischler P, Wolf A, Gojobori T, Remington KA, Strausberg RL, Venter JC, Technau U, Hobmayer B, Bosch TC, Holstein TW, Fujisawa T, Bode HR, David CN, Rokhsar DS, Steele RE (2010). The dynamic genome of Hydra. Nature 464(7288): 592-6.
  • Renfer E, Amon-Hassenzahl A, Steinmetz PRH, Technau U (2007).  A muscle-specific transgenic reporter line of the sea anemone, Nematostella vectensis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107(1): 104-8.
  • Steinmetz PRH, Zelada-Gonzáles F, Burgtorf C, Wittbrodt J, Arendt D (2007).  Polychaete trunk neuroectoderm converges and extends by mediolateral cell intercalation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104(8): 2727-32.
  • Denes AS*, Jékely G*, Steinmetz PRH, 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): 277-88. *Contributed equally
  • Kulakova M, Bakalenko N, Novikova E, Cook CE, Eliseeva E, Steinmetz PRH, 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.
  • Steinmetz PRH*, Tessmar-Raible K*, 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. *Contributed equally