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Coral reefs are among the most beautiful and spectacular ecosystems on earth. The Palaeontological Museum Munich present a photo exhibtion about one of the most biodiverse habitats on our planet . more

All placozoans are superficially identical. But comparative genomic data reported by an LMU team reveals the presence of different genera. This is the first time that a new animal genus has been defined solely by genomics. more

A taxonomic study of Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean calcareous sponges has led to the recognition of 16 species new to science. Three of those have now been named in honor of LMU researchers. more