Michael Nickel

Summary

Affiliation: University of Stuttgart
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Kinetics and rhythm of body contractions in the sponge Tethya wilhelma (Porifera: Demospongiae)
    Michael Nickel
    Department of Zoology, Biological Institute, Stuttgart University, D 70550 Stuttgart, Germany
    J Exp Biol 207:4515-24. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Like a 'rolling stone': quantitative analysis of the body movement and skeletal dynamics of the sponge Tethya wilhelma
    Michael Nickel
    Department of Zoology, Biological Institute, Stuttgart University, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany
    J Exp Biol 209:2839-46. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint GABA and glutamate specifically induce contractions in the sponge Tethya wilhelma
    Kornelia Ellwanger
    Department of Zoology, Biological Institute, University of Stuttgart, 70550, Stuttgart, Germany
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 193:1-11. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint In vitro sponge fragment culture of Chondrosia reniformis (Nardo, 1847)
    Michael Nickel
    Abteilung Zoologie, Biologisches Institut, Universitat Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
    J Biotechnol 100:147-59. 2003

Collaborators

  • Kornelia Ellwanger
  • Andre Eich

Detail Information

Publications4

  1. ncbi request reprint Kinetics and rhythm of body contractions in the sponge Tethya wilhelma (Porifera: Demospongiae)
    Michael Nickel
    Department of Zoology, Biological Institute, Stuttgart University, D 70550 Stuttgart, Germany
    J Exp Biol 207:4515-24. 2004
    ..The reported results and techniques establish T. wilhelma as a model organism for research on the development of aneural signal transduction and integration during early Metazoan evolution...
  2. ncbi request reprint Like a 'rolling stone': quantitative analysis of the body movement and skeletal dynamics of the sponge Tethya wilhelma
    Michael Nickel
    Department of Zoology, Biological Institute, Stuttgart University, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany
    J Exp Biol 209:2839-46. 2006
    ..In summary, T. wilhelma resembles the proverbial ;rolling stone' that stays at a given location if the conditions are favourable and starts moving when conditions change for the worse...
  3. ncbi request reprint GABA and glutamate specifically induce contractions in the sponge Tethya wilhelma
    Kornelia Ellwanger
    Department of Zoology, Biological Institute, University of Stuttgart, 70550, Stuttgart, Germany
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 193:1-11. 2007
    ..Presumably, a GABA/L: -Glu metabotropic receptor-based system is involved in the regulation of contraction in T. wilhelma. We discuss a coordination system for sponges based on hypothetical chemical messenger pathways...
  4. ncbi request reprint In vitro sponge fragment culture of Chondrosia reniformis (Nardo, 1847)
    Michael Nickel
    Abteilung Zoologie, Biologisches Institut, Universitat Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
    J Biotechnol 100:147-59. 2003
    ..Fragments have been kept in culture up to 19 months. C. reniformis can be used as a model system to develop feeding strategies and evaluate the biotechnological potential of sponge fragment in vitro cultivation...