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Mantophasmatodea (Heelwalkers): current research

Taxonomy, systematics, phylogeny: Klaus-Dieter Klass (Museum für Tierkunde, Staatliche Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Germany), Jakob Damgaard (Zoological Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Mike Picker (Zoology Dept., University of Cape Town), Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums, Cape Town)

Embryology: Koji Tojo (National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan), Ryuichiro Machida (Sugadaira Montane Research Centre, University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Ecology: Mike Picker (Zoology Dept., University of Cape Town), Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums, Cape Town), Steffen Roth (Saxonian Academy of Sciences, Jena, Germany)

Chromosomes: Dawid Jacobs (Dept. of Entomology & Zoology, University of Pretoria)

Peptides: Rheinhard Predel (Saxonian Academy of Sciences, Jena, Germany), Steffen Roth (Saxonian Academy of Sciences, Jena, Germany)

Sequencing (mitochondrial genome): Francesco Frati (Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Siena, Italy)

Sperm structure: Romano Dallai (Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Siena, Italy)

Gut: Tim Myles (Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto)

Circulatory organs: Günther Pass (Institute of Zoology, University of Vienna, Vienna)

Head structure: Arnold Staniczek (Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart)

Cervical region: Frank Wieland (Göttingen)

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