Literature on Platynereis dumerilii

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Ackermann C, Dorresteijn A, Fischer A (2005) Clonal domains in postlarval Platynereis dumerilii (Annelida: Polychaeta). J Morphol 266: 258-280


Altincicek B, Vilcinskas A (2007) Analysis of the immune-related transcriptome of a lophotrochozoan model, the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii. Frontiers In Zoology 4: 1-10


Arendt D (2003) Spiralians in the limelight. Genome Biol 5: 303


Arendt D, Denes AS, Jekely G, Tessmar-Raible K (2008) The evolution of nervous system centralization. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B 363: 1523-1528


Arendt D, Hausen H, Purschke G (2009) The 'division of labour' model of eye evolution. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B 364: 2809-2817


Arendt D, Technau U, Wittbrodt J (2001) Evolution of the bilaterian larval foregut. Nature 409: 81-85

Arendt D, Tessmar K, Medeiros de Campos-Baptista M-I, 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: 1143-1154. Development 129: 1143-1154

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: 869-871


Arendt D, Wittbrodt J (2001) Reconstructing the eyes of Urbilateria. Philos Trans R Soc Lond  B356: 1545-1563



Boilly-Marer Y (1969)  Recherches expérimentales sur la danse nuptiale de Platynereis dumerilii Audouin et Milne-Edwards (Annélide: Polychète). Origine et modalités de l’action de la substance excitatrice. Cah Biol mar 10: 255-269


Boilly-Marer Y, Lassalle B (1978) Electrophysiological responses of heteronereis stimulated with sex pheromones (Annelida Polychaeta). J Exp Zool 205: 119-124

Boilly-Marer Y, Lasalle B (1980) Electrophysiological responses of the central nervous system in the presence of homospecific and heterospecific sex pheromones in Nereids (Annelida, Polychaeta)
. J Exp Zool 213: 33-39

Boore JL, Brown WM (2000) Mitochondrial genomes of Galathealinum, Helobdella, and Platynereis: Sequence and gene arrangement comparisons indicate that Pogonophora is not a phylum and Annelida and Arthropoda are not sister taxa. Mol Biol Evol 17: 87-106


Bowerman BA, Schneider SQ (2008) Anterior–posterior asymmetry in beta-catenin localization during embryonic cell divisions in the spiral-cleaving polychaete Platynereis dumerilii. Dev Biol 319: 472


Christodoulou F, Raible F, Tomer R, Simakow 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: 1084-1088


Daly JM (1973) Behavioural and secretory activity during tube construction by Platynereis dumerilii Aud. and M. Edw. (Polychaeta: Nereidae). J Mar Biol Ass Uk 53: 521-529

Denes AS, Jékely G, Steinmetz PRH, Raible F,1 Snyman H, Prud’homme B, Ferrier DEK, Balavoine G, Arendt D (2007) Molecular architecture of annelid nerve cord supports common origin of nervous system centralization in Bilateria. Cell 129: 277–288

Dondua AK, Dorresteijn AWC, Kostyuchenko RP, Fedorova ZhE, Fischer A (1996) Effect of aphidicolin on the differentiation of trochoblasts in early ontogenesis of polychaetes. Russian J Dev Biol 27: 341-347

Dorresteijn AWC (1990) Quantitative analysis of cellular differentiation during early embryogenesis of Platynereis dumerilii. Roux's Arch Dev Biol 199: 14-30

Dorresteijn A (1993) Specification of cell lines in the embryo of Platynereis (Annelida: Polychaeta). J Mar Biol Ass UK 73: 713-714

Dorresteijn AWC (1993) Zellbiologische Analyse der Entwicklung von Platynereis (Annelida, Polychaeta). Habilitationsarbeit, Universität Mainz

Dorresteijn AWC (1998) How do spiralian embryos accomplish cell diversity?. Zoology 100: 307-319


Dorresteijn AWC (2000) Spectacular reproductive strategies in polychaetes. J Reprod Dev 46 Suppl.: 29-30


Dorresteijn A (2005) Cell lineage and gene expression in the development of polychaetes. Hydrobiologia 535/536: 1-22


Dorresteijn AWC, Bornewasser H, Fischer A (1987) A correlative study of experimentally changed first cleavage and Janus development in the trunk of Platynereis dumerilii (Annelida, Polychaeta). Roux's Arch Dev Biol 196: 51-58


Dorresteijn AWC, Fischer A (1988) The process of early development. Microfauna Mar 4: 335-352

Dorresteijn AWC, Eich P (1991) Experimental change of cytoplasmic composition can convert determination of blastomeres in Platynereis dumerilii (Annelida, Polychaeta). Roux's Arch Dev Biol 200: 342-351

Dorresteijn AWC, Graffy C (1993) Competence of blastomeres for the expression of molecular tissue markers is acquired by diverse mechanisms in the embryo of Platynereis (Annelida). Roux's Arch Dev Biol 202: 270-275

Dorresteijn AWC, Kluge B (1990) On the establishment of polarity in polychaete eggs. in: H-J Marthy (ed) Experimental Embryology in Aquatic Plant and Animal Organisms. Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York : 197-209

Dorresteijn AWC, Luetjens CM (1994) Morphometric analysis of cellular specification in Platynereis and Pomatoceros embryogenesis (Annelida, Polychaeta). Mem Mus Nat Hist Nat 162: 45-50
Dorresteijn AWC, O'Grady B, Fischer A, Porchet-Henneré E, Boilly-Marer Y (1993) Molecular specification of cell lines in the embryo of Platynereis. Roux's Arch Dev Biol 202: 260-269

Dorresteijn AWC, Westheide W (eds.) (1999) Reproductive Strategies and Developmental Patterns in Annelids. Developments in Hydrobiology DH 142: 1-314


Dray N, Tessmar-Raible K, Le Gouar M, Vibert L, Christodoulou F, Schipany K, Guillou A, Zantke J, Snyman H, Behague J, Vervoort M, Arendt D, Balavoine G (2010) Hedgehog signaling regulates segment formation in the annelid Platynereis. Science 329: 339-342


Evans SM (1981) Effects of changes in sensory input on patterns of tubiculous activity in the polychaete Platynereis dumerilii. Mar Beh Physiol 7: 307-319

Evans SM,
Downie PJ (1986) Decision-making processes in the polychaete Platynereis dumerilii.
Animal Behav 34: 472-479



Fage L, Legendre R (1927) Pêches planctoniques à la lumière effectuées à Banyuls-sur-Mer et à Concarneau. I Annélides Polychètes. Arch Zool exp gén 67: 23-222


Fischer A (1964) Über Adaptation in den Augen von Platynereis dumerilii. Zool Anz Suppl 27: 204 - 208

Fischer A  (1963) Ueber den Bau und die Hell-Dunkel-Adaptation der Augen des Polychaeten, Platynereis dumerilii. Z Zellforsch Mikr Anat 61: 338-353

Fischer A (1965) Über die Chromatophoren und den Farbwechsel bei dem Polychäten Platynereis dumerilii. Z Zellforsch 65: 290-312

Fischer A (1969) Eine Pigmentmangelmutante bei dem Polychaeten Platynereis dumerilii. Mol Gen Genet 104: 360-370

Fischer A (1971) Der Einfluß des or-Gens auf die Pigmentierung bei Platynereis dumerilii (Polychaeta). I. Pigmentierungsverlauf und Lokalisation der Farbstoffe. W Roux's Arch 168: 226-241

Fischer A (1971) Der Einfluß des or-Gens auf die Pigmentierung bei Platynereis dumerilii (Polychaeta). II. Pigmentierung als Wirkung mütterlicher oder generationseigener or-Gene. W Roux's Arch 168: 242-268

Fischer A (1974) Stages and stage distribution in early oogenesis in the annelid, Platynereis dumerilii. Cell Tissue Res 156: 35-45

Fischer A (1975) The structure of symplastic early oocytes and their enveloping sheath cells in the polychaete, Platynereis dumerilii. Cell Tissue Res 160: 327-343

Fischer A (1977) Autonomy for a specific gene product in oocytes: Experimental evidence in the polychaetous annelid, Platynereis dumerilii. Dev Biol 55: 46-58

Fischer A (1983) Control of oocyte differentiation in Nereids (Annelida, Polychaeta). Facts and Ideas. in: A.Fischer & H.-D.Pfannenstiel (eds) Polychaete Reproduction. Fortsch Zool 29. pp 227-245. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart New York.

Fischer A (1984) Sontrol of oocyte differentiation in nereidids (Annelida, Polychaeta) – facts and ideas. Fortschr Zool 29: 227-245


Fischer A (1997) Reproducing once in a lifetime: A different mode of organizing gametogenesis. J Reprod Dev 43: 41-42

Fischer A (1999) Reproductive and developmental phenomena in annelids: a source of exemplary research problems. Hydrobiologia 402: 1-20

Fischer A, Brökelmann J (1965) Morphology and structural changes of the eye of Platynereis dumerilii (Polychaeta). In: Rohen, W (ed.) The structure of the eye. Pp. 171-174. Stuttgart: Schattauer

Fischer A, Brökelmann J (1966) Das Auge von Platynereis dumerilii (Polychaeta). Sein Feinbau im ontogenetischen und adaptiven Wandel. Z Zellforsch 71: 217-244

Fischer A, Dorresteijn A (2004) The polychaete Platynereis dumerilii (Annelida): a laboratory animal with spiralian cleavage, lifelong segment proliferation and a mixed benthic/pelagic life cycle.
Bioessays 26: 314-325

Fischer A, Dorresteijn AWC, Hoeger U (1996) Metabolism of oocyte construction and the generation of histospecificity in the cleaving egg. Lessons from nereid annelids. Int J Dev Biol 40: 421-430

Fischer A, Henrich T, Arendt D (2010) The normal development of Platynereis dumerilii (Nereididae, Annelida). Frontiers in Zoology 7: 31


Fischer A, Hoeger U (1993) Metabolic links between sexual maturation and oogenesis in nereid annelids - a brief review. Inv Reprod Dev 23: 131-138

Fischer A, Rabien H, Heacox AE (1991) Specific, concentration-dependent uptake of vitellin by the oocytes of Nereis virens (Annelida, Polychaeta) in vitro. J Exp Zool 26: 106-115



Gillis WJ, Bowerman B, Schneider SQ (2007) Ectoderm- and endomesoderm-specific GATA transcription factors in the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilli. Evolution & Development 9: 39-50.


Gravier D, Dantan JL (1928) Pêches nocturnes à la lumière dans la Baie d’Alger: Annélides Polychètes. Ann Inst Occeanogr (Paris) 5 : 1-187


Hagger JA, Fisher AS, Hill SJ, Depledge MH, Jha AN (2002) Genotoxic, cytotoxic and ontogenetic effects of tri-n-butyltin on the marine worm, Platynereis dumerilii (Polychaeta: Nereidae). Aquatic Toxicol 57: 243-255

Hardege JD (1999) Nereidid polychaetes as model organisms for marine chemical ecology. Hydrobiologia 402: 145-161


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 Dynamics 239: 1967-1976

Hauenschild C (1951) Nachweis der sogenannten atoken Geschlechtsform des Polychaeten Platynereis dumerilii Aud. et M.Edw. als eigene Art auf Grund von Zuchtversuchen. Zool Jb Anat 63: 107-128

Hauenschild C (1955) Photoperiodizitaet als Ursache des von der Mondphase abhaengigen Metamorphose-Rhythmus bei den Polychaeten Platynereis dumerilii . Z Naturforsch 10B: 658-662

Hauenschild C (1956) Hormonale Hemmung der Geschlechtsreife und Metamorphose bei dem Polychaeten Platynereis dumerilii. Z Naturforsch 11b: 125-132


Hauenschild C (1955) Ueber die lunarperiodische Schwaermen von Platynereis dumerilii in Laboratorienzuchten. Naturwissensch 42: 556-557

Hauenschild C (1966) Der hormonale Einfluß des Gehirns auf die sexuelle Entwicklung bei dem Polychaeten Platynereis dumerilii. Gen Comp Endocrinol 6: 26-73

Hauenschild C (1974) Normalisierung der geschlechtlichen Entwicklung kopfloser Fragmente junger ♀♀ von Platynereis dumerilii (Polychaeta) durch Behandlung mit konservierten Prostomien juveniler Individuen. Helg Wiss Meeresunt 26: 63-81

Hauenschild C, Fischer A (1969) Platynereis dumerilii. Mikroskopische Anatomie, Fortpflanzung, Entwicklung. Großes Zoologisches Praktikum Heft 10b: 1-55

Hempelmann F (1911) Zur Naturgeschichte von Nereis dumerilii. Zoologica 62: 1-132

Hofmann D-K (1964) Zum Mechanismus der Ei- und Spermaabgabe bei dem Polychaeten Platynereis dumerilii (Audouin et Milne-Edwards). Verh Dtsch Zool  : 203-212

Hofmann DK (1966) Untersuchungen zur Regeneration des Hinterendes bei Platynereis dumerilii (Audouin et Milne-Edwards) (Annelida,Polychaeta). Zool Jb Physiol 72: 374-430

Hofmann D-K (1974) Analyse der Beziehungen zwischen Regenerationsleistung, Geschlechtsreifung und endokrinem System bei Platynereis dumerilii (Annelida: Polychaeta). Verh Dtsch Zool  : 314-319

Hofmann D-K (1975) Prostomial Regeneration in the polychaete Platynereis dumerilii (Audouin et Milne-Edwards)(Annelida). W Roux’s Arch 177: 309-322

Hofmann D-K (1976) Regeneration and endocrinology in the polychaete Platynereis dumerilii. An experimental and structural study. W Roux's Arch  180: 47-71

Hofmann D-K, Schiedges I (1984) Brain hormone levels and feed-back regulation during gametogenesis, metamorphosis and regeneration in Platynereis dumerilii - An experimental approach. Fortschr Zool 29: 73-79

Hofmann D-K (1994) Feed-back regulation
in Platynereis dumerilii Audouin & Milne-Edwards, 1833: A status review. Mem Mus Nat H N 162: 65-72

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 Biol Ass Uk 87: 443-449


Hui JHL, Raible F, Korchagina N, Dray N, Samain S, Magdalenat C, Jubin C, Segurens B, Balavoine G, Arendt D, Feriier DEK (2009) Features of the ancestral bilaterian inferred from Platynereis dumerilii ParaHox genes. BMC Biology 7: 43

Hutchinson TH, Jha AN, Dixon DR (1995) The polychaete Platynereis dumerilii (Audouin and Milne-Edwards): A new species for assessing the hazardous potential of chemicals in the marine environment. Ecotox Env Saf 31: 271-281

Hutchinson TH, Jha AN, MacKay JM, Elliott BM, Dixon DR (1998) Assessment of developmental effects, cytotoxicity and genotoxicity in the marine polychaete (Platynereis dumerilii) exposed to disinfected municipal sewage effluent. Mutation Research 399: 97-108



Jékely G, Arendt D (2007) Cellular resolution expression profiling using confocal detection of NBT/BCIP precipitate by reflection microscopy. BioTechniques 42: 751-755


Jékely G, Colombelli J, Hausen H, Guy K, Stelzer E, Nédélec F, Arendt D (2008) Mechanism of phototaxis in marine zooplankton. Nature 456: 395-399


Jha AN, Hutchinson TH, Mackay JM, Elliott BM, Dixon DR (1996  ) Development of an in vivo genotoxicity assay using the marine worm Platynereis dumerilii (Polychaeta: Nereidae).. Mutat Res 359: 141-50

Jha AN, Hutchinson TH, MacKay JM, Elliott BM, Dixon DR (1997) Evaluation of the genotoxicity of municipal sewage effluent using the marine worm Platynereis dumerilii (Polychaeta; Nereidae). Mutation Research 391: 179-188

Jha AN, Hutchinson TH, Mackay JM, Elliott BM, Pascoe PL e a (1995) The chromosomes of Platynereis dumerilii (Polychaeta: Nereidae). J Mar Biol Ass 75: 551-562

Just EE (1922) On rearing sexually mature Platynereis megalops from eggs.
Am Naturalist 56: 471-478



Kerner P, Simionato E, Le Gouar M, Vervoort M (2009) Orthologs of key vertebrate neural genes are expressed during neurogenesis in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii. Evolution & Development 11: 513-524


Kerner P, Zelada-Gonzalez F, Le Gouar M, Ledent V, Arendt D, Vervoort M (216) The expression of a hunchback ortholog in the polychaete annelid Platynereis dumerilii suggests an ancestral role in mesoderm development and neurogenesis. Dev Genes Evol 12: 821-828

Kluge B (1991) Cytologische Analyse der frühesten Entwicklungsvorgänge bei Platynereis dumerilii (Annelida, Polychaeta). Doctoral dissertation, University of Mainz/Germany. 245pp.

Kluge B, Lehmann-Greif M, Fischer A (1995) Long-lasting exocytosis and massive structural reorganization in the egg periphery during cortical reaction in Platynereis dumerilii (Annelida, Polychaeta).
Zygote 3: 141-156


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: 39-54


Lücht J, Pfannenstiel HD (1989) Spermatogenesis in Platynereis massiliensis (Polychaeta, Nereidae). Helg Meeresunt 43: 19-28


Meisel J (1990) Zur Hormonabhängigkeit der Spermatogenese bei Platynereis dumerilii: Licht- und elektronenmikroskopische Befunde sowie experimentelle Untersuchungen in vivo und in vitro. Doctoral dissertation, University of Bochum/Germany. 166pp.

Mueller, WA (1973) Autoradiographische Untersuchungen ueber die synthetische Aktivitaet neurosekretorischer Zellen in Gehirn von Platynereis dumerilii waehrend der sexuellen Entwicklung und Regeneration. Z Zellforsch 139: 487-510







Pfannenstiel H-D, Grünig C, Lücht J (1987) Gametogenesis and reproduction in Nereid sibling species (Platynereis dumerilii and P. massiliensis). Biol Soc Wash 7: 272-279

Porchet-Henneré E, Fischer A (1973) Diplauxis schreveli, n.sp., gregarine parasite du coelome de l'annélide polychète Platynereis dumerilii: Cycle, et étude ultrastructurale préliminaire. Protistologica 9: 437-454


Prud’homme B, de Rosa R, Arendt D, Julien J-F, Pajaziti R, Dorresteijn AWC, Adoutte A, Wirrbrodt J, Balavoine G (2003) Arthropod-like expression patterns of engrailed and wingless in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii suggest a role in segment formation. Current Biol 13: 1876-1881


Purschke G, Arendt D, Hausen H, Müller MCM (2006) Photoreceptor cells and eyes in Annelida. Arthrop Struct Dev 35: 211-230




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: 1325-1326


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 : 599–611


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Schmidtberg H, Dorresteijn AWC (2010) Ultrastructure of the nuchal organs in the polychaete Platynereis dumerilii (Annelida, Nereididae). Invertebr Biol 129: 252-265

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