Bernhard Egger

Univ. Ass.

Bernhard Egger


Address:
Department of Zoology
University of Innsbruck

Technikerstr. 25
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

Room: 7/15
Phone: +43 512 507-51843
e-mail: bernhard.egger@uibk.ac.at

Current research

Regeneration, embryos and stem cells

I study regeneration, phylogeny and the embryonic and postembryonic development of free-living flatworms.


I'm head of the workgroup Regeneration at the Institute of Zoology at the University of Innsbruck.

My ORCID is 0000-0001-6353-9458.

 


Publications

Papers

  • Dittmann IL, Zauchner T, Nevard LM, Telford MJ, Egger B (2018) SALMFamide2 and serotonin immunoreactivity in the nervous system of some acoels (Xenacoelomorpha).
    Journal of Morphology, 279:589-597 DOI open access

  • Egger B, Bachmann L, Fromm B (2017) Atp8 is in the ground pattern of flatworm mitochondrial genomes.
    BMC Genomics, 18:414 DOI open access

  • Robertson HE, Lapraz F, Egger B, Telford MJ, Schiffer PH (2017) The mitochondrial genomes of the acoelomorph worms Paratomella rubra, Isodiametra pulchra and Archaphanostoma ylvae.
    Scientific Reports, 7:1847 DOI open access

  • Gammoudi M, Garbouj M, Egger B, Tekaya S (2017) Updated inventory and distribution of free-living flatworms from Tunisian waters.
    Zootaxa, 4263:120-138 DOI

  • Gammoudi M, Salvenmoser W, Tekaya S, Egger B (2016) Ultrastructure of the ovary and oogenesis in the flatworm Prosthiostomum siphunculus (Polycladida, Cotylea).
    Cell Biology International, 40:1174-1186 DOI

  • Egger B (2016) Making heads or tails of tapeworms.
    Trends in Parasitology, 32:511-512 DOI

  • Gammoudi M, Salvenmoser W, Harrath AH, Tekaya S, Egger B (2016) Ultrastructure of spermatogenesis and mature spermatozoa in the flatworm Prosthiostomum siphunculus (Polycladida, Cotylea).
    Cell Biology International, 40:277-288 DOI open access

  • Egger B, Lapraz F, Tomiczek B, Müller S, Dessimoz C, Girstmair J, Skunca N, Rawlinson KA, Cameron CB, Beli E, Todaro MA, Gammoudi M, Noreña C, Telford MJ (2015) A transcriptomic-phylogenomic analysis of the evolutionary relationships of flatworms.
    Current Biology, 25:1347-1353 DOI open access
    Cover Current Biology

  • Zauchner T, Salvenmoser W, Egger B (2015) A cultivable acoel species from the Mediterranean, Aphanostoma pisae sp. nov. (Acoela, Acoelomorpha).
    Zootaxa, 3941:401-413 DOI open access

  • Girstmair J, Schnegg R, Telford MJ, Egger B (2014) Cellular dynamics during regeneration of the flatworm Monocelis sp. (Proseriata, Platyhelminthes).
    EvoDevo, 5:37 DOI open access
    Minicover Evodevo

  • Lengerer B, Pjeta R, Wunderer J, Rodrigues M, Arbore R, Schärer L, Berezikov E, Hess M, Pfaller K, Egger B, Obwegeser S, Salvenmoser W, Ladurner P (2014) Biological adhesion of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano relies on a duo-gland system and is mediated by a cell type-specific intermediate filament protein.
    Frontiers in Zoology, 11:12 DOI open access

  • Perea-Atienza E, Botta M, Salvenmoser W, Gschwentner R, Egger B, Kristof A, Martinez P, Achatz JG (2013) Posterior regeneration in Isodiametra pulchra (Acoela, Acoelomorpha).
    Frontiers in Zoology, 10:64 DOI open access

  • Lapraz F, Rawlinson KA, Girstmair J, Tomiczek B, Berger J, Jékely G, Telford MJ, Egger B (2013) Put a tiger in your tank: the polyclad flatworm Maritigrella crozieri as a proposed model for evo-devo.
    EvoDevo, 4:29 DOI open access
    Minicover Evodevo

  • Dirks U, Gruber-Vodicka HR, Egger B, Ott JA (2012) Proliferation pattern during rostrum regeneration of the symbiotic flatworm Paracatenula galateia: a pulse-chase-pulse analysis.
    Cell and Tissue Research 349, 517-525 DOI open access

  • Dirks U, Gruber-Vodicka HR, Leisch N, Bulgheresi S, Egger B, Ladurner P, Ott JA (2012) Bacterial symbiosis maintenance in the asexually reproducing and regenerating flatworm Paracatenula galateia.
    PLoS One, 7:e34709 DOI open access

  • Martin-Duran JM, Egger B (2012) Developmental diversity in free-living flatworms.
    EvoDevo, 3:7 DOI open access
    Minicover Evodevo

  • Gammoudi M, Egger B, Tekaya S, Noreña C (2012) The genus Leptoplana (Leptoplanidae, Polycladida) in the Mediterranean basin. Redescription of the species Leptoplana mediterranea (Bock, 1913) comb. nov.
    Zootaxa 3178, 45-56 open access

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  • Gammoudi M, Noreña C, Tekaya S, Prantl V, Egger B (2012) Insemination and embryonic development of some Mediterranean polyclad flatworms.
    Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 56, 272-286 DOI

  • Salvenmoser W, Egger B, Achatz JG, Ladurner P, Hess MW (2010) Electron microscopy of flatworms: standard and cryo-preparation methods.
    Methods in Cell Biology 96, 307-330 DOI

  • Kopp R, Schwerte T, Egg M, Sandbichler A, Egger B, Pelster B (2010) Chronic reduction in cardiac output induces hypoxic signaling in larval zebrafish even at a time when convective oxygen transport is not required.
    Physiological Genomics 42A, 8-23 DOI open access

  • De Mulder K, Kuales G, Pfister D, Egger B, Seppi T, Eichberger P, Borgonie G, Ladurner P (2010) Potential of Macrostomum lignano to recover from γ-ray irradiation.
    Cell and Tissue Research 339, 527-542 DOI open access

  • De Mulder K, Kuales G, Pfister D, Willems M, Egger B, Salvenmoser W, Thaler M, Gorny A-K, Hrouda M, Borgonie G, Ladurner P (2009) Characterization of the stem cell system of the acoel Isodiametra pulchra.
    BMC Developmental Biology 9, 69 DOI open access

  • Willems M, Egger B, Wolff C, Mouton S, Houthoofd W, Fonderie P, Couvreur M, Artois T, Borgonie G (2009) Embryonic origins of hull cells in the flatworm Macrostomum lignano through cell lineage analysis: developmental and phylogenetic implications.
    Development Genes and Evolution 219, 409-417 DOI

  • De Mulder K, Pfister D, Kuales G, Egger B, Salvenmoser W, Willems M, Steger J, Fauster K, Micura R, Borgonie G, Ladurner P (2009) Stem cells are differentially regulated during development, regeneration and homeostasis in flatworms.
    Developmental Biology 334, 198-212 DOI open access

  • Egger B, Gschwentner R, Hess MW, Nimeth KT, Adamski Z, Willems M, Rieger R, Salvenmoser W (2009) The caudal regeneration blastema is an accumulation of rapidly proliferating stem cells in the flatworm Macrostomum lignano.
    BMC Developmental Biology 9, 41 DOI open access

  • Egger B, Steinke D, Tarui H, De Mulder K, Arendt D, Borgonie G, Funayama N, Gschwentner R, Hartenstein V, Hobmayer B, Hooge M, Hrouda M, Ishida S, Kobayashi C, Kuales G, Nishimura O, Pfister D, Rieger R, Salvenmoser W, Smith III J, Technau U, Tyler S, Agata K, Salzburger W, Ladurner P (2009) To be or not to be a flatworm: The acoel controversy.
    PLoS ONE 4(5), e5502 DOI open access

  • Fischer AHL, Arboleda E, Egger B, Hilbrant M, McGregor AP, Cole AG, Daley AC (2009) ZOONET: Perspectives on the evolution of animal form.
    Journal of Experimental Zoology (Mol Dev Evol) 312B, 679-685 DOI

  • Mouton S, Willems M, Braeckman BP, Egger B, Ladurner P, Schärer L, Borgonie G (2009) The free-living flatworm Macrostomum lignano: a new model organism for ageing research.
    Experimental Gerontology 44, 243-249 DOI

  • Egger B (2008) Regeneration: Rewarding, but potentially risky.
    Birth Defects Research (Part C) 84, 257-264 DOI

  • Egger B, Gschwentner R, Rieger R (2007) Free-living flatworms under the knife: past and present.
    Development Genes and Evolution 217, 89-104 DOI open access

  • Nimeth KT, Egger B, Rieger R, Salvenmoser W, Peter R, Gschwentner R (2007) Regeneration in Macrostomum lignano (Platyhelminthes) I: Cellular dynamics in the neoblast stem cell system.
    Cell and Tissue Research 327, 637-646 DOI

  • Egger B, Ladurner P, Nimeth K, Gschwentner R, Rieger R (2006) The regeneration capacity of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano - on repeated regeneration, rejuvenation and the minimal size needed for regeneration.
    Development Genes and Evolution 216, 565-577 DOI open access

  • Egger B, Ladurner P, Nimeth K, Gschwentner R, Rieger R (2006) The regeneration capacity of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano - on repeated regeneration, rejuvenation and the minimal size needed for regeneration.
    Development Genes and Evolution 216, 579-580 DOI open access

  • Egger B, Ishida S (2005) Chromosome fission or duplication in Macrostomum lignano (Macrostomida, Plathelminthes) - remarks on chromosome numbers in "archoophoran turbellarians".
    Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 43, 127-132 DOI

  • Morris J, Nallur R, Ladurner P, Egger B, Rieger R, Hartenstein V (2004) The embryonic development of the flatworm Macrostomum sp.
    Development Genes and Evolution 214, 220-239 DOI
    Cover Developmental Genes and Evolution

Book chapters

  • Egger B, Rieger R (2013) Plathelminthes, Plattwürmer. In Westheide W, Rieger G: Spezielle Zoologie. Teil 1: Einzeller und Wirbellose Tiere. 3. Auflage. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

  • Egger B (2013) Xenacoelomorpha. In Westheide W, Rieger G: Spezielle Zoologie. Teil 1: Einzeller und Wirbellose Tiere. 3. Auflage. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

  • Ladurner P, Egger B, De Mulder K, Pfister D, Kuales G, Salvenmoser W, Schärer L (2008) The stem cell system of the basal flatworm Macrostomum lignano. In Bosch TCG: Stem cells: from Hydra to Man. Springer Netherlands DOI