Director
Dr. Daniel Antenucci
Researcher CONICET
Luna, F., Roca, P., Oliver, J., & Antenucci, C. D. (2012). Maximal thermogenic capacity and non-shivering thermogenesis in the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomystalarum. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 182(7), 971–983.
Luna, F., Roca, P., Oliver, J., & Antenucci, C. D. (2012). Maximal thermogenic capacity and non-shivering thermogenesis in the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 182, 971–983.
Vera, F., Zenuto, R. R., & Antenucci, C. D. (2013). Seasonal variations in plasma cortisol, testosterone, progesterone and leukocyte profiles in a wild population of tuco-tucos. Journal of Zoology, 289(2), 111–118. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2012.00967.x/full
Meroi, F. R., Luna, F., & Antenucci, D. (2014). Variación estacional de la tasa metabólica de reposo en Ctenomys talarum (Rodentia, Ctenomyidae): ausencia de efectos ambientales. Mastozoología Neotropical, 21(2), 241–250. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0327-93832014000200005
Baldo, M. B., Luna, F., Schleich, C. E., & Antenucci, C. D. (2014). Thermoregulatory development and behavior of Ctenomys talarum pups during brief repeated postnatal isolation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 173, 35–41.
Baldo, M. B., Antenucci, C. D., & Luna, F. (2015). Effect of ambient temperature on evaporative water loss in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Thermal Biology, 53, 113–118.
Baldo, M. B., Luna, F., & Antenucci, C. D. (2016). Does acclimation to contrasting atmospheric humidities affect evaporative water loss in the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum? Journal of Mammalogy, 97(5), 1312–1320.
Vera, F., Zenuto, R., & Antenucci, C. D. (2017). Expanding the actions of cortisol and corticosterone in wild vertebrates: a necessary step to overcome the emerging challenges. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 246, 337–353.
Malewski, S., Begall, S., Schleich, C. E., Antenucci, C. D., & Burda, H. (2018). Do subterranean mammals use the Earth’s magnetic field as a heading indicator to dig straight tunnels? PeerJ, 6, e5819. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5819
Vera, F., Antenucci, C. D., & Zenuto, R. R. (2019). Different regulation of cortisol and corticosterone in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum: responses to dexamethasone, angiotensin II, potassium, and diet. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 273(1), 108–117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2018.05.019
Dra. Roxana Zenuto
Researcher CONICET
Vera, F., Antenucci, C. D., & Zenuto, R. R. (2019). Different regulation of cortisol and corticosterone in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum: responses to dexamethasone, angiotensin II, potassium, and diet. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 273(1), 108–117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2018.05.019
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2019). Feeding behavior under predatory risk in Ctenomys talarum: nutritional state and recent experience of a predatory event. Mammal Research, 64(2), 261–269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-018-0406-9
Fanjul, M. S., Varas, M. F., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Female preference for males that have exclusively marked or invaded territories depends on male presence and its identity in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Ethology, 124(8), 579–590. https://doi.org/10.1111/eth.12761
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., Cutrera, A. P., Merlo, J. L., Kittlein, M. J., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Prenatal predatory stress in a wild species of subterranean rodent: Do ecological stressors always have a negative effect on the offspring? Developmental Psychobiology, 60(5), 567–581. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.21635
Merlo, J. L., Cutrera, A. P., Kittlein, M. J., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Individual condition and inflammatory response to PHA in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (Talas tuco-tuco): A multivariate approach. Mammalian Biology, 90, 47–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2018.02.007
Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Merlo, J., Baldo, M. B., & Zenuto, R. R. (2014). Assessing the energetic costs and trade-offs of a PHA-induced inflammation in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum: Immune response in growing tuco-tucos. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 174, 23–28.
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2017). Female choice, male dominance and condition-related traits in the polygynous subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Behavioural Processes, 142, 46–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2017.05.019
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2012). Female reproductive behaviour, ovarian hormones and vaginal cytology of the induced ovulator, Ctenomys talarum. Acta Theriologica, 57(1), 15–27.
Cutrera, A. P., Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2012). Females prefer good genes: MHC-associated mate choice in wild and captive tuco-tucos. Animal Behaviour, 83(3), 847–856.
Vera, F., Zenuto, R., & Antenucci, C. D. (2017). Expanding the actions of cortisol and corticosterone in wild vertebrates: a necessary step to overcome the emerging challenges. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 246, 337–353.
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2013). When allowed, females prefer novel males in the polygynous subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (tuco-tuco). Behavioural Processes, 92, 71–78.
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C., & Zenuto, R. (2015). Short-term anxiety response of the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum to odors from a predator. Physiology & Behavior, 151, 596–603.
Cutrera, A. P., Zenuto, R. R., & Lacey, E. A. (2014). Interpopulation differences in parasite load and variable selective pressures on MHC genes in Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Mammalogy, 95(4), 679–695. Retrieved from http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1644/13-MAMM-A-120
Schleich, C. E., Zenuto, R. R., & Cutrera, A. P. (2015). Immune challenge but not dietary restriction affects spatial learning in the wild subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Physiology & Behavior, 139, 150–156. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003193841400540X
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2016). Source odor, intensity, and exposure pattern affect antipredatory responses in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Ethology, 122(12), 923–936. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eth.12568/full
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2014). Effects of acute and chronic exposure to predatory cues on spatial learning capabilities in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae). Ethology, 120(6), 563–576. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eth.12230/full
Vera, F., Zenuto, R. R., & Antenucci, C. D. (2013). Seasonal variations in plasma cortisol, testosterone, progesterone and leukocyte profiles in a wild population of tuco-tucos. Journal of Zoology, 289(2), 111–118. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2012.00967.x/full
Researchers
Dr. Cristian Schleich
Researcher CONICET
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2014). Effects of acute and chronic exposure to predatory cues on spatial learning capabilities in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae). Ethology, 120(6), 563–576. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eth.12230/full
Baldo, M. B., Luna, F., Schleich, C. E., & Antenucci, C. D. (2014). Thermoregulatory development and behavior of Ctenomys talarum pups during brief repeated postnatal isolation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 173, 35–41.
Schleich, C. E., Zenuto, R. R., & Cutrera, A. P. (2015). Immune challenge but not dietary restriction affects spatial learning in the wild subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Physiology & Behavior, 139, 150–156. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003193841400540X
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C., & Zenuto, R. (2015). Short-term anxiety response of the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum to odors from a predator. Physiology & Behavior, 151, 596–603.
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2016). Source odor, intensity, and exposure pattern affect antipredatory responses in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Ethology, 122(12), 923–936. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eth.12568/full
Francescoli, G., Nogueira, S., & Schleich, C. (2016). Mechanisms of social communication in caviomorph rodents. In L. A. Ebensperger & L. D. Hayes (Eds.), Sociobiology of Caviomorph Rodents: An Integrative Approach (pp. 147–172). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.
Schleich, C. E. (2016). Preferential use of one paw during feeding in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 146(2), 134–139.
Schleich, C., & Francescoli, G. (2018). Three decades of subterranean acoustic communication studies. In M. L. Dent, R. R. Fay, & A. N. Popper (Eds.), Rodent Bioacoustics (pp. 43–69). Cham: Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92495-3_3
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., Cutrera, A. P., Merlo, J. L., Kittlein, M. J., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Prenatal predatory stress in a wild species of subterranean rodent: Do ecological stressors always have a negative effect on the offspring? Developmental Psychobiology, 60(5), 567–581. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.21635
Malewski, S., Begall, S., Schleich, C. E., Antenucci, C. D., & Burda, H. (2018). Do subterranean mammals use the Earth’s magnetic field as a heading indicator to dig straight tunnels? PeerJ, 6, e5819. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5819
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2019). Feeding behavior under predatory risk in Ctenomys talarum: nutritional state and recent experience of a predatory event. Mammal Research, 64(2), 261–269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-018-0406-9
Francescoli, G., & Schleich, C. (2019). Agonism management through agonistic vocal signaling in subterranean rodents: a neglected factor facilitating sociality? Biological Theory, 14(1), 42–51. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13752-018-0304-z
Dr. Ana Paula Cutrera
Researcher CONICET
Cutrera, A. P., Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2012). Females prefer good genes: MHC-associated mate choice in wild and captive tuco-tucos. Animal Behaviour, 83(3), 847–856.
Cutrera, A. P., Zenuto, R. R., & Lacey, E. A. (2014). Interpopulation differences in parasite load and variable selective pressures on MHC genes in Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Mammalogy, 95(4), 679–695. Retrieved from http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1644/13-MAMM-A-120
Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Merlo, J., Baldo, M. B., & Zenuto, R. R. (2014). Assessing the energetic costs and trade-offs of a PHA-induced inflammation in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum: Immune response in growing tuco-tucos. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 174, 23–28.
Schleich, C. E., Zenuto, R. R., & Cutrera, A. P. (2015). Immune challenge but not dietary restriction affects spatial learning in the wild subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Physiology & Behavior, 139, 150–156. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003193841400540X
Cutrera, A. P., & Mora, M. S. (2017). Selection on MHC in a context of historical demographic change in two closely-distributed species of tuco-tucos (Ctenomys australis and C. talarum). Journal of Heredity, 108(6), 628–639. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esx054
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., Cutrera, A. P., Merlo, J. L., Kittlein, M. J., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Prenatal predatory stress in a wild species of subterranean rodent: Do ecological stressors always have a negative effect on the offspring? Developmental Psychobiology, 60(5), 567–581. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.21635
Merlo, J. L., Cutrera, A. P., Kittlein, M. J., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Individual condition and inflammatory response to PHA in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (Talas tuco-tuco): A multivariate approach. Mammalian Biology, 90, 47–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2018.02.007
Dr. María Sol Fanjul
Researcher CONICET
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2012). Female reproductive behaviour, ovarian hormones and vaginal cytology of the induced ovulator, Ctenomys talarum. Acta Theriologica, 57(1), 15–27.
Cutrera, A. P., Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2012). Females prefer good genes: MHC-associated mate choice in wild and captive tuco-tucos. Animal Behaviour, 83(3), 847–856.
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2013). When allowed, females prefer novel males in the polygynous subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (tuco-tuco). Behavioural Processes, 92, 71–78.
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2017). Female choice, male dominance and condition-related traits in the polygynous subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Behavioural Processes, 142, 46–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2017.05.019
Fanjul, M. S., Varas, M. F., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Female preference for males that have exclusively marked or invaded territories depends on male presence and its identity in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Ethology, 124(8), 579–590. https://doi.org/10.1111/eth.12761
Dr. Facundo Luna
Researcher CONICET
Luna, F., Roca, P., Oliver, J., & Antenucci, C. D. (2012). Maximal thermogenic capacity and non-shivering thermogenesis in the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomystalarum. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 182(7), 971–983.
Luna, F., Roca, P., Oliver, J., & Antenucci, C. D. (2012). Maximal thermogenic capacity and non-shivering thermogenesis in the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 182, 971–983.
Meroi, F. R., Luna, F., & Antenucci, D. (2014). Variación estacional de la tasa metabólica de reposo en Ctenomys talarum (Rodentia, Ctenomyidae): ausencia de efectos ambientales. Mastozoología Neotropical, 21(2), 241–250. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0327-93832014000200005
Baldo, M. B., Luna, F., Schleich, C. E., & Antenucci, C. D. (2014). Thermoregulatory development and behavior of Ctenomys talarum pups during brief repeated postnatal isolation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 173, 35–41.
Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Merlo, J., Baldo, M. B., & Zenuto, R. R. (2014). Assessing the energetic costs and trade-offs of a PHA-induced inflammation in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum: Immune response in growing tuco-tucos. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 174, 23–28.
Baldo, M. B., Antenucci, C. D., & Luna, F. (2015). Effect of ambient temperature on evaporative water loss in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Thermal Biology, 53, 113–118.
Baldo, M. B., Luna, F., & Antenucci, C. D. (2016). Does acclimation to contrasting atmospheric humidities affect evaporative water loss in the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum? Journal of Mammalogy, 97(5), 1312–1320.
Luna, F., Naya, H., & Naya, D. E. (2017). Understanding evolutionary variation in basal metabolic rate: An analysis in subterranean rodents. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 206, 87–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2017.02.002
Graduate Students
Lic. María Belén Baldo
Graduate fellowship
Baldo, M. B., Luna, F., Schleich, C. E., & Antenucci, C. D. (2014). Thermoregulatory development and behavior of Ctenomys talarum pups during brief repeated postnatal isolation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 173, 35–41.
Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Merlo, J., Baldo, M. B., & Zenuto, R. R. (2014). Assessing the energetic costs and trade-offs of a PHA-induced inflammation in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum: Immune response in growing tuco-tucos. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 174, 23–28.
Baldo, M. B., Antenucci, C. D., & Luna, F. (2015). Effect of ambient temperature on evaporative water loss in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Thermal Biology, 53, 113–118.
Baldo, M. B., Luna, F., & Antenucci, C. D. (2016). Does acclimation to contrasting atmospheric humidities affect evaporative water loss in the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum? Journal of Mammalogy, 97(5), 1312–1320.
Lic. Julieta Merlo
Graduate fellowship
Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Merlo, J., Baldo, M. B., & Zenuto, R. R. (2014). Assessing the energetic costs and trade-offs of a PHA-induced inflammation in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum: Immune response in growing tuco-tucos. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 174, 23–28.
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., Cutrera, A. P., Merlo, J. L., Kittlein, M. J., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Prenatal predatory stress in a wild species of subterranean rodent: Do ecological stressors always have a negative effect on the offspring? Developmental Psychobiology, 60(5), 567–581. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.21635
Merlo, J. L., Cutrera, A. P., Kittlein, M. J., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Individual condition and inflammatory response to PHA in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (Talas tuco-tuco): A multivariate approach. Mammalian Biology, 90, 47–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2018.02.007
Lic. Valentina Brachetta
Graduate fellowship
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2014). Effects of acute and chronic exposure to predatory cues on spatial learning capabilities in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae). Ethology, 120(6), 563–576. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eth.12230/full
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C., & Zenuto, R. (2015). Short-term anxiety response of the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum to odors from a predator. Physiology & Behavior, 151, 596–603.
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2016). Source odor, intensity, and exposure pattern affect antipredatory responses in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Ethology, 122(12), 923–936. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eth.12568/full
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., Cutrera, A. P., Merlo, J. L., Kittlein, M. J., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Prenatal predatory stress in a wild species of subterranean rodent: Do ecological stressors always have a negative effect on the offspring? Developmental Psychobiology, 60(5), 567–581. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.21635
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2019). Feeding behavior under predatory risk in Ctenomys talarum: nutritional state and recent experience of a predatory event. Mammal Research, 64(2), 261–269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-018-0406-9