Here you can find a list of journal articles, book chapters, outreach materials, software repositories, and other outputs of my research.

Most publications are open access. If you hit a paywall, drop me a line. I’ll be happy to share the article with you. Or check for PDF links below.

For further academic information check out my profiles at ORCID, Google Scholar, ImpactStory, ResearchGate, and Publons.


Vellutini BC, Martín-Durán JM, Børve A, and Hejnol A (2023). Combinatorial Wnt signaling landscape during brachiopod anteroposterior patterning. [URL]

Vellutini BC, Cuenca MB, Krishna A, Szałapak A, Modes CD, and Tomančák P (2023). Pre-patterned epithelial invagination prevents mechanical instability during fly gastrulation. [URL]

Journal articles

Martín-Durán JM, Vellutini BC, Marlétaz F, Cetrangolo V, Cvetesic N, Thiel D, Henriet S, Grau-Bové X, Carrillo-Baltodano AM, Gu W, Kerbl A, Marquez Y, Bekkouche N, Chourrout D, Gómez-Skarmeta JL, Irimia M, Lenhard B, Worsaae K, and Hejnol A (2021). Conservative route to genome compaction in a miniature annelid. [PDF / URL]

Hogvall M, Vellutini BC, Martín-Durán JM, Hejnol A, Budd GE, and Janssen R (2019). Embryonic expression of priapulid Wnt genes. [PDF / URL]

Vellutini BC, Martín-Durán JM, and Hejnol A (2017). Cleavage modification did not alter blastomere fates during bryozoan evolution. [PDF / URL]

Martín-Durán JM, Ryan JF, Vellutini BC, Pang K, and Hejnol A (2017). Increased taxon sampling reveals thousands of hidden orthologs in flatworms. [PDF / URL]

Hejnol A and Vellutini BC (2017). Larval Evolution: I’ll Tail You Later…. [PDF / URL]

Schiemann SM, Martín-Durán JM, Børve A, Vellutini BC, Passamaneck YJ, and Hejnol A (2017). Clustered brachiopod Hox genes are not expressed collinearly and are associated with lophotrochozoan novelties. [PDF / URL]

Martín-Durán JM, Vellutini BC, and Hejnol A (2016). Embryonic chirality and the evolution of spiralian left-right asymmetries. [PDF, URL]

Vellutini BC and Hejnol A (2016). Expression of segment polarity genes in brachiopods supports a non-segmental ancestral role of engrailed for bilaterians. [PDF / URL]

Cannon JT, Vellutini BC, Smith J, Ronquist F, Jondelius U, and Hejnol A (2016). Xenacoelomorpha is the sister group to Nephrozoa. [PDF / Supplement / URL]

Martín-Durán JM, Vellutini BC, and Hejnol A (2015). Evolution and development of the adelphophagic, intracapsular Schmidt’s larva of the nemertean Lineus ruber. [PDF / URL]

Silva JRMC da, Sinhorini IL, Jensch-Junior BE, Pressinotti LN, Vellutini BC, and Borges JCS (2012). Splenomegaly in Antarctic fish Cabeçuda Notothenia coriiceps (Richardson, 1844). [PDF]

Vellutini BC and Migotto AE (2010). Embryonic, larval, and juvenile development of the sea biscuit Clypeaster subdepressus (Echinodermata: Clypeasteroida). [PDF / URL]

Fukuzawa AH, Vellutini BC, Lorenzini DM, Silva PI Jr, Mortara RA, da Silva JMC, and Daffre S (2008). The role of hemocytes in the immunity of the spider Acanthoscurria gomesiana. [PDF / URL]

Silva JRMC da, Vellutini BC, Porto-Neto LR, Pressinotti LN, Ramos MDC, Cooper EL, Hernandez-Blazquez FJ, Jensch-junior BE, and Borges JCS (2007). Unspecific immune response of antarctic ectotermic animals under polar temperatures. [PDF / URL]

Cunha da Silva JRM, Cooper EL, Sinhorini IL, Borges JCS, Jensch-Junior BE, Porto-Neto LR, Hernandez-Blazquez FJ, Vellutini BC, Pressinotti LN, and Costa-Pinto FA (2005). Microscopical study of experimental wound healing in Notothenia coriiceps (Cabeçuda) at 0°C. [PDF / URL]

da Silva JRMC, Sinhorini IL, Jensch-Junior BE, Porto-Neto LR, Hernadez-Blazquez FJ, Vellutini BC, Pressinotti LN, Pinto FAC, Cooper EL, and Borges JCS (2004). Kinetics of induced wound repair at 0°C in the Antarctic fish (Cabeçuda) Notothenia coriiceps. [PDF / URL]

Book chapters

Vellutini BC (2020). Segmental Traits in Non-Segmented Bilaterians. In Cellular Processes in Segmentation (ed. Chipman, A. D.), pp. 205–254. CRC Press. [PDF / URL]

Martín-Durán JM and Vellutini BC (2019). Introduction: Young Approaches to Animal Evolution. In Old Questions and Young Approaches to Animal Evolution (ed. Martín-Durán, J. M.) and Vellutini, B. C.), pp. 1–12. Cham: Springer International Publishing. [PDF / URL]


Martín-Durán JM and Vellutini BC (editors) (2019). Old Questions and Young Approaches to Animal Evolution. Springer International Publishing. [URL]

Outreach articles

Migotto AE and Vellutini BC (2011). Cifonauta, um banco de imagens para a Biologia Marinha. Boletim Informativo da Associação Brasileira de Biologia Marinha 4, 7–12. [PDF / URL]

Vellutini BC (2009). Bolacha no mar? Que história é essa? Ciência Hoje das Crianças 204, 8–11. [PDF]

Lindner A, Migotto AE, Vellutini BC and Silva-Neto ID (2008). Vida escondida. O Telescópio 17, 2–3. [PDF / URL]

Outreach videos

Vellutini BC, Martín-Durán JM, and Hejnol A (2020). Understanding the evolution of cleavage patterns in early embryonic development. [URL]

Vellutini BC (2016). Feeding on the dead – necrophagy in the world’s longest worm. [URL]

Vellutini BC and Migotto AE (2008). A Sea Biscuit’s Life. [URL]

Outreach websites

Vellutini BC and Migotto AE (2011). Cifonauta – marine biology image database. [URL]

Vellutini BC (2008). Vida, mar e muita história pra contar: A Origem da Biodiversidade nos Oceanos. [URL]

Vellutini BC (2007). Oceano: Vida Escondida. [URL]


Vellutini BC (2022). How to make cartographic projections using ImSAnE. [URL]

Vellutini BC (2015). Color blind friendly lookup tables for Fiji/ImageJ. [URL]

Vellutini BC and Marques FPL (2011). WormBox: A Fiji plugin to measure linear distances. [URL]