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  • Szucsich, N. U., Bartel, D., Blanke, A., Böhm, A., Donath, A., Fukui, M., Grove, S., Liu, S., Macek, O., Machida, R., Misof, B., Nakagaki, Y., Podsiadlowski, L., Sekiya, K., Tomizuka, S., von Reumont, B., Waterhouse, R., Walzl, M., Meng, G., Zhou, X., Pass, G., Meusemann K. 2020. Four myriapod relatives – but who are sisters? No end to debates  on relationships among the four major myriapod subgroups. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. Provisionally accepted.

  • Peeters, A., Keller, R. A., Khalife, A., Fischer, G., Blanke, A., Economo, E. P. 2020. The evolutionary loss of flight enabled the remarkable strength of ant workers. Frontiers in Zoology. Provisionally accepted.
  • Dinges, G. F., Chockley, A. S., Bockemühl, T., Ito, K., Blanke, A., Büschges, A. 2020. Location and arrangement of campaniform sensilla in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Comparative Neurology. Accepted

  • Liessem, S., Kowatschew, D., Dippel, S., Blanke, A., Korsching, S., Guschlbauer, C., L. Hooper, S., Predel, R., Büschges, A. 2020. Neuromodulation can be simple: myoinhibitory peptide, contained in dedicated regulatory pathways, is the only neurally-mediated peptide modulator of stick insect leg muscle

  • Chen, L., Blanke, A., Gu, J.-J., Yang, Q., Ren, D., Béthoux, O. 2020. Ovipositor and mouthparts in a new fossil insect support a novel ecological role for early orthopterans in Pennsylvanian forests. Submitted.

  • Moritz, L., Blanke, A., Hammel, J., Wesener, T. 2020. Comparative morphology of the head of the Platydesmida (Diplopoda: Colobognatha) with an overview of the terminology for the millipede head from the English, German and Italian literature. Submitted.

  • Schucht, P. J., Rühr, P. T., Geier, B., Glaw, F., & Lambertz, M. (2020) Armored with skin and bone: A combined histological and μCT-study of the exceptional integument of the Antsingy leaf chameleon Brookesia perarmata (Angel, 1933). Journal of Morphology 281:754–764.

  • Blanke, A. 2020. Phylogenie, Biomechanik und Disparität - Auf dem Weg zu einem quantitativen Verständnis makroevolutiver Trends in der Konstruktionsmorphologie von Insekten. In: Werneburg I., Betz O. (2020). Phylogenie, Funktionsmorphologie und Bionik. Schriften zum 60. Phylogenetischen Symposium in Tübingen. Scidinge Hall Publishing. Tübingen, 332 pages. ISBN: 978-3-947020-10-2.

  • Blanke, A. 2019. The early evolution of biting-chewing performance in Hexapoda. In: Insect mouthparts – Form, function, development and performance. In: Krenn H.W. (Ed.). 2019. Insect Mouthparts: Form, Function, Development and Performance. Springer International Publishing. 683 pages. ISBN 978-3-030-29654-4.

  • Stritih Peljhan, N., Rühr, P.T., Buh, B., Strauß, J. (2019). Low-frequency vibration transmission and mechanosensory detection in the legs of cave crickets. Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 233: 89-96. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2019.04.003

  • Rühr, P.T., Lambertz, M. (2019). Surface contrast enhancement of integumentary structures in X-ray tomography. Journal of Anatomy 235(2):379-385. doi: 10.1111/joa.13008

  • Mail M., Klein A., Bleckmann H., Schmitz A., Scherer T., Rühr P.T., Lovric G., Fröhlingsdorf R., Gorb S.N., Barthlott W. 2018. A new bioinspired method for pressure and flow sensing based on the underwater air-retaining surface of the backswimmer Notonecta. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. 9:3039–3047. doi: 10.3762/bjnano.9.282

  • Yoshizawa K., Kamimura Y., Lienhard C., Ferreira R.L., Blanke A. 2018. A biological switching valve evolved in the female of a sex-role reversed cave insect to receive multiple seminal packages. eLife. 7:e39563.

  • Blanke, A. 2018. Analysis of modularity and integration suggests evolution of dragonfly wing venation mainly in response to functional demands. Journal of The Royal Society Interface.

  • Simon, S., Blanke, A., Meusemann, K. 2018. Reviewing and reanalyzing the Palaeoptera problem – the origin of insect flight remains obscure. Arthropod Structure and Development.<wbr />2018.05.002

  • Blanke, A., Pinheiro, M., Watson, P. J., Fagan, M. J. 2018. A biomechanical analysis of prognathous and orthognathous insect head capsules: evidence for a many‐to‐one mapping of form to function. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 665-674 DOI:<wbr />13251.

  • Drukewitz, S. H., Fuhrmann, N., Undheim, E. A. B., Blanke, A., Giribaldi, J., Mary, R., Laconde, G., Dutertre, S., von Reumont, B. M. 2018. A dipteran’s novel sucker punch: Evolution of arthropod atypical venom with a neurotoxic component in robber flies (Asilidae, Diptera). Toxins.

  • Schmelzle, S., Heethoff, M., Heuveline, V., Lösel, P., Becker, J., Beckmann, F., Schluenzen, F., Hammel, J.U., Kopmann, A., Mexner, W., Vogelgesang, M., Jerome, N.T., Betz, O., Beutel, R., Wipfler, B., Blanke, A., Harzsch, S., Hörnig, M., Baumbach, T., Kamp, T. van de, 2017. The NOVA project: maximizing beam time efficiency through synergistic analyses of SRµCT data. Presented at the Developments in X-Ray Tomography XI, International Society for Optics and Photonics, p. 103910P.

  • Liu, W., Rühr, P.T., Wesener, T. (2017). A look with μCT technology into a treasure trove of fossils: The first two fossils of the millipede order Siphoniulida discovered in Cretaceous Burmese amber (Myriapoda, Diplopoda). Cretaceous Research 74: 100-108. doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2017.01.009

  • Betz, O., Frenzel, M., Steiner, M., Vogt, M., Kleemeier, M., Hartwig, A., Sampalla, B., Rupp, F., Boley, M. & Schmitt, C. (2017). Adhesion and friction of the smooth attachment system of the cockroach Gromphadorhina portentosa and the influence of the application of fluid adhesives. Biology open, 6(5), 589-601.

  • Suring, W., Meusemann, K., Blanke, A., Marien, J., Schol, T., Agamennone, V., Faddeeva-Vakhrusheva, A., Berg, M. P., Brouwer, B., 1KITE Basal Hexapod consortium, van Straalen, N. M., Roelofs, D. 2017. Evolutionary ecology of beta-lactam gene clusters in animals. Molecular Ecology 26: 3217-3229.

  • Blanke, A., Schmitz, H., Dutel, H., Patera, A., Fagan, M. 2017. Form function relationships in dragonfly mandibles under an evolutionary perspective. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 14: 20161038.

  • Blanke, A., Watson, P.J., Holbrey, R., Fagan, M.J. 2017. Computational biomechanics changes our view on insect head evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20162412.

  • Stebner, F., Szadziewski, R., Rühr, P.T., Singh, H., Hammel, J.U., Kvifte, G.M., Rust, J. 2016. A fossil biting midge (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from early Eocene Indian amber with a complex pheromone evaporator. Scientific Reports 6: 34352. doi: 10.1038/srep34352

  • Laetz, E.M.J., Rühr, P.T., Bartolomaeus, T., Preisfeld, A., Wägele, H. 2016. Examining the retention of functional kleptoplasts and digestive activity in sacoglossan sea slugs. Organisms Diversity Evolution 17:87-99. doi: 10.1007/s13127-016- 0308-0

  • *David, S., Funken, J., Potthast, W., Blanke*, A. 2016. Muskuloskeletal modeling under an evolutionary perspective: Deciphering the role of single muscle regions in closely related insects. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 13: 20160675.

  • Sato, Y., Ruehr, P.T., Schmitz, H., Egas, M., Blanke, A. 2016. Age-dependent male mating tactics in a spider mite - a life history perspective. Ecology and Evolution 6: 7367–7374.

  • Fujita, M., Blanke, A., Nomura, S., Machida, R. 2016. Simple, artifact-free SEM observations of insect embryos: Application of the nano-suit method to insect embryology. Proceedings of the Arthropod Embryological Society of Japan 50: 7-10.

  • *David, S., Funken, J., Potthast, W., Blanke*, A. 2016. Musculoskeletal modelling of the dragonfly mandible system as an aid to understanding the role of single muscles in an evolutionary context. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 1041-1049.

  • Blanke, A., Machida, R. 2016. The homology of cephalic muscles and endoskeletal elements between Diplura and Ectognatha (Insecta). Organisms Diversity & Evolution 16: 241-257.

  • Kjer, K. M., Ware, J.L., Rust, J., Wappler, T., Lanfear, R., Jermiin, L.S., Zhou, X., Aspöck, H., Aspöck, U., Beutel, R.G., Blanke, A., Donath, A., Flouri, T., Frandsen, P.B., Kapli, P., Kawahara, A.Y., Letsch, H., Mayer, C., McKenna, D.D., Meusemann, K., Niehuis, O., Peters, R.S., Wiegmann, B.M., Yeates, D.K., Reumont, B.M. v., Stamatakis, A., Misof, B. 2015. Response to comment on "Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution". Science 349: 487c.

  • Blanke, A., Rühr, P. T., Mokso, R., Stampanoni, M., Wilde, F., Machida, R., Misof, B. 2015. Structural Mouthpart Interaction Evolved Already in the Earliest Lineages of Insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20151033.

  • Blanke, A., Büsse, S., Machida, R. 2015. Coding characters from different life stages for phylogenetic reconstruction: a case study on dragonfly adults and larvae including a description of the larval head anatomy of Epiophlebia superstes (Odonata: Epiophlebiidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 174: 718-732.

  • Blanke, A., R. Machida, N. U. Szucsich, F. Wilde, and B. Misof. 2015. Mandibles with two joints evolved much earlier in the history of insects: dicondyly is a synapomorphy of bristletails, silverfish and winged insects. Systematic Entomology 40: 357-364.

  • Misof B.; Liu S.; Meusemann K.; Peters R.S.; Donath A.; Mayer C.; Frandsen P.B.; Ware J.; Flouri T.; Beutel R.G.; Niehuis O.; Petersen M.; Izquierdo-Carrasco F.; Wappler T.; Rust J.; Blanke, A. 2014. Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution. Science 346: 763-767.

  • Blanke, A., Koch, M., Wipfler, B., Wilde, F., Misof, B. 2014. Head morphology of Tricholepidion gertschi indicates monophyletic Zygentoma. Frontiers in Zoology 11: 16.

  • Blanke, A., Wesener, T. 2014. Revival of forgotten characters and modern imaging techniques help to produce a robust phylogeny of the Diplopoda (Arthropoda, Myriapoda). Special issue of Arthropod Structure & Development (“Morphology and Evolution of Myriapoda) 43: 63-75.

  • v. Reumont, B. M., Blanke, A., Richter, S., Alvarez, F., Bleidorn, C.Jenner, R. A. 2014. The first venomous crustacean revealed by transcriptomics and functional morphology: remipede venom glands express a unique toxin cocktail dominated by enzymes and a neurotoxin. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31: 48-58.

  • Blanke, A., Beckmann, F., Misof, B. 2013. The head anatomy of Epiophlebia superstes (Odonata: Epiophlebiidae). Organisms Diversity and Evolution 13: 55-66.

  • Blanke, A., Greve, C., Mokso, R., Beckmann, F., Misof, B. 2013. An updated phylogeny of Anisoptera including formal convergence analysis of morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38: 474-490.

  • Blanke, A., Greve, C., Wipfler, B., Beutel, R.G., Holland, B., Misof, B. 2013. The identification of concerted convergence in insect heads corroborates Palaeoptera. Systematic Biology 62: 231-249.

  • Blanke, A., Wipfler, B., Letsch, H., Koch, M., Beckmann, F., Beutel, R., Misof, B. 2012. Revival of Palaeoptera – head characters support a monophyletic origin of Odonata and Ephemeroptera (Insecta). Cladistics 28: 560-581.

  • R. Mokso, L. Quaroni, F. Marone, S. Irvine, J. Vila-Comamala, A. Blanke, M. Stampanoni. 2012 X-ray mosaic nanotomography of large microorganisms. Journal of Structural Biology 177: 233-238.

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