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Voigt O, Adamska M, Adamsiki M, Kittelmann A, Wencker L, Wörheide G (2017): Spicule formation in calcareous sponges: Coordinated expression of biomineralization genes and spicule-type specific genes. Scientific Reports 7:45658. Full text

Voigt O, Erpenbeck D, González-Pech RA, Al-Aidaroos AM, Berumen ML, Wörheide G (2017): Calcinea of the Red Sea: providing a DNA barcode inventory with description of four new species. Marine Biodiversity, in press. doi:10.1007/s12526-017-0671-x. Full text

Plotkin A, Voigt O, Willassen E & Rapp HT (2017): Molecular phylogenies challenge the classification of Polymastiidae (Porifera, Demospongiae) based on morphology. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 17:45. Full text

Voigt O, Wörheide G (2016): A short LSU rRNA fragment as a standard marker for integrative taxonomy in calcareous sponges (Porifera: Calcarea). Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 16: 53-64. Abstract

Erpenbeck D, Voigt, O, Al-Aidaroos AM, Berumen ML, Büttner G, Catania D., Guirguis AN, Paulay G, Schätzle S & Wörheide G (2016): Molecular biodiversity of Red Sea demosponges. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 105: 507–514. Abstract

Voigt O, Adamski M, Sluzek K & Adamska M (2014): Calcareous sponge genomes reveal complex evolution of alpha-carbonic anhydrases and two key biomineralization enzymes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14: 230. Full text

Lavrov DV, Pett W, Voigt O, Wörheide G, Forget L, Lang BF & Kayal E. (2013): Mitochondrial DNA of Clathrina clathrus (Calcarea, Calcinea): six linear chromosomes, fragmented rRNAs, tRNA editing, and a novel genetic code. Molecular Biology And Evolution, 30(4), 865–880. Abstract

Wörheide G, Dohrmann M, Erpenbeck D, Larroux,C, Maldonado M, Voigt, O, Borchiellini, C,Lavrov, D. (2012): Deep Phylogeny and Evolution of Sponges (Phylum Porifera). Advances in Marine Biology, 61:1–78. Abstract

Voigt O, Wülfing E, Wörheide, G (2012): Molecular phylogenetic evaluation of classification and scenarios of character evolution in calcareous sponges (Porifera, Class Calcarea). PLoS ONE, 7 (3): e33417. Full text

Voigt O, Eichmann, V, Wörheide, G (2012): First evaluation of mitochondrial DNA as a marker for phylogeographic studies of Calcarea: a case study from Leucetta chagosensis. Hydrobiologia, 687 (1): 101-106. Abstract

Erpenbeck D, Voigt O, Adamski M, Woodcroft BJ, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G, Degnan BM. (2011): NUMTs in the sponge genome reveal conserved transposition mechanisms in metazoans. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 28 (1): 1-5. Abstract

Pearse VB and Voigt O (2011): Field biology of placozoans (Trichoplax): distribution, diversity, biotic interactions. Chapter 12, pp. 259-288 in: Key Transitions in Animal Evolution, Rob DeSalle and Bernd Schierwater, editors. Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire. Book

Erpenbeck D, Voigt O, Wörheide G, Lavrov DV (2009): The mitochondrial genomes of sponges provide evidence for multiple invasions by Repetitive Hairpin-forming Elements (RHE). BMC Genomics, 10:591. Full text

Erpenbeck D, Voigt O, Gültas M, Wörheide G (2008): The sponge genetree server—providing a phylogenetic backbone for poriferan evolutionary studies. Zootaxa, vol. 1939:58-60. Abstract

Voigt O, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G (2008): A fragmented metazoan organellar genome: the two mitochondrial chromosomes of Hydra magnipapillata. BMC Genomics, 9(350). Full text

Hagemann A, Voigt O, Wörheide G, Thiel V (2008): The sterols of calcareous sponges (Calcarea, Porifera). Chemistry and Physics of Lipids (2008) vol. 156 (1-2) pp. 26-32. Abstract

Voigt O, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G (2008): Molecular evolution of rDNA in early diverging Metazoa: First comparative analysis and phylogenetic application of complete SSU rRNA secondary structures in Porifera. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 8(69). Full text

Pearse VB, Voigt O (2007): Field biology of placozoans (Trichoplax): distribution, diversity, biotic interactions. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 47:677-692. Abstract

Erpenbeck D, Cleary DFR, Voigt O, Nichols SA, Degnan BM, Hooper JNA, Wörheide G. (2007): Analysis of evolutionary, biogeographical and taxonomic patterns of nucleotide composition in demosponge rRNA. Journal of the Marine Biological Society of the United Kingdom, 87: 1607-1614. Abstract

Erpenbeck D, Nichols SA, Voigt O, Dohrmann M, Degnan BM, Hooper JN, Wörheide G. (2007): Phylogenetic Analyses Under Secondary Structure-Specific Substitution Models Outperform Traditional Approaches: Case Studies with Diploblast LSU. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 64:543-557. Abstract

Erpenbeck D, Voigt O, Adamski M, Adamska M, Hooper JN, Wörheide G, Degnan BM (2007): Mitochondrial diversity of early-branching metazoa is revealed by the complete mt genome of a haplosclerid demosponge. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24(1): 19-22. Full text

Dohrmann M, Voigt O, Erpenbeck D, Wörheide G (2006): Non-monophyly of most supraspecific taxa of calcareous sponges (Porifera, Calcarea) revealed by increased taxon sampling and partitioned Bayesian analysis of ribosomal DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 40:830-843. Abstract

Tomasetti P, Voigt O, Collins AG, Porrello S, Pearse VB, Schierwater B. (2005): Placozoans (Trichoplax adhaerens Schulze 1883) in the Mediterranean Sea. Meiofauna Marina, 14:5–7. Journal Website

Voigt O, Collins AG, Pearse VB, Pearse JS, Ender A, Hadrys H, Schierwater B (2004): Placozoa — no longer a phylum of one. Current Biology, 14:R944–945. Full text

Voigt O, Collins AG, Pearse VB, Pearse JS, Schierwater B (2003): Placozoa: A phylum of one? Abstract of symposium presentation. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 43 (6): 1073