Dr. Torben Stemme




  • Maurer M, Hladik J, Iliffe TM, Stemme T (2019): Histaminergic interneurons in the ventral nerve cord: assessment of their value for euarthropod phylogeny. BMC Zoological Letters 5:36.   Open Access


  • Sombke A*, Stemme T* (2017): Serotonergic neurons in the ventral nerve cord of Chilopoda – a mandibulate pattern of individually identifiable neurons. BMC Zoological Letters 3:9.   *contributed equally   Open Access
  • Stemme T, Stern M, Bicker G (2017): Serotonin containing neurons in basal insects: in search of ground patterns among Tetraconata. Journal of Comparative Neurology 525:79-115.   Link


  • Stemme T (2016): The chemical architecture of the nervous system as a character complex of arthropod phylogeny. Inaugural-Dissertation Tierärztliche Hoschschule Hannover. 174 pp.
  • Stemme T, Iliffe TM, Bicker G (2016): Olfactory pathway in Xibalbanus tulumensis: remipedian hemiellipsoid body as homologue of hexapod mushroom body. Cell and Tissue Research 363:635-648.   Link
  • Stemme T, Harzsch S (2016): Remipedia. In: Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems. Edited by Schmidt-Rhaesa A, Harzsch S, Purschke G. Oxford University Press. p. 522-528. Link


  • Stegner MEJ, Stemme T, Iliffe TM, Richter S, Wirkner CS (2015): The brain in three crustaceans from cavernous darkness. BMC Neuroscience 16:19.   Open Access
  • Stemme T, Stern M (2015): Immunolocalization of serotonergic neurons in arthropod developmental and phylogenetic neuroanatomy. In: Serotonin Receptor Technologies. Neuromethods. Edited by Blenau W, Baumann A. Springer. p. 223-239. Link


  • Stemme T*, Eickhoff R*, Bicker G (2014): Olfactory projection neuron pathways in two species of marine Isopoda (Peracarida, Malacostraca, Crustacea). Tissue and Cell 46: 260-263.   *contributed equally   Link


  • Stemme T, Iliffe TM, von Reumont BM, Koenemann S, Harzsch S, Bicker G (2013): Serotonin-immunoreactive neurons in the ventral nerve cord of Remipedia (Crustacea): support for a sister group relationship of Remipedia and Hexapoda? BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:119.   Open Access


  • Stemme T, Iliffe TM, Bicker G, Harzsch S, Koenemann S (2012): Serotonin immunoreactive interneurons in the brain of the Remipedia: new insights into the phylogenetic affinities of an enigmatic crustacean taxon. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:168.   Open Access


  • Neiber M, Hartke TR, Stemme T, Bergmann A, Rust J, Iliffe TM, Koenemann S (2011): Global Biodiversity and phylogenetic Evaluation of Remipedia (Crustacea). PLoS ONE 6: e19627. Open Access


  • Stemme T, Bicker G, Harzsch S, Koenemann S (2010): Die rätselhaften Grottenkrebse der Blue Holes – Sind Remipedia primitive Crustaceen oder schwimmende Insekten? Naturhistorica – Berichte der Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft Hannover 152: 7-28.
  • Koenemann S, Jenner R, Hoenemann M, Stemme T, Reumont BM (2010): Arthropod phylogeny revisited, with a focus on crustacean relationships; Arthropod Structure and Development 39: 88-110   Link



Dr. Torben Stemme
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