Selected recent publications

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Sbragaglia V., López-Olmeda J.F., Frigato E., Bertolucci C., Arlinghaus R. (2021), Robert Size-selective mortality induces evolutionary changes in group risk-taking behavior and the circadian system in a fish. Journal of Animal Ecology, 90:387- 403.

Zhao H., Du J., Di Mauro G., Li H, Lungu-Mitea S., Geyer N., Vallone D., Bertolucci C., Foulkes N.S. (2021) Regulation of ddb2 expression in blind cavefish and zebrafish reveals plasticity in the control of sunlight-induced DNA damage repair. PLoS Genetics, 17(2): e1009356.

Montalbano G., Bertolucci C., Lucon-Xiccato T. (2020) Measures of inhibitory control correlate between different tasks but do not predict problem-solving success in a fish, Poecilia reticulataIntelligence, 82: 101486.

Lucon-Xiccato T., Conti F., Loosli F., Foulkes N.S., Bertolucci C. (2020) Development of open-field behaviour in the medaka, Oryzias latipesBiology, 9(11):389.

Olivotto I., Zarantoniello M., Randazzo B., Gioacchini G., Truzzi C., Giorgini E., Riolo P., Gioia G., Bertolucci C., Osimani A., Cardinaletti G., Lucon-Xiccato T., Milanovic V., Annibaldi A., Tulli F., Notarstefano V., Ruschioni S., Clementi F. (2020) Zebrafish (Danio rerio) physiological and behavioural responses to insect-based diets: a multidisciplinary approach. Scientific Reports 10:10648

Lucon-Xiccato T., Montalbano G., Dadda M., Bertolucci C. (2020) Lateralisation correlates with individual differences in inhibitory control in zebrafish. Biology Letters, 16(8): 20200296.

Lucon-Xiccato T, Bertolucci C. (2020) Inhibitory control in zebrafish, Danio rerioJournal of Fish Biology, 97:416–423.

Lucon-Xiccato T., Di Mauro G., Bisazza A., Bertolucci C. (2020) Alarm cue-mediated response and learning in zebrafish larvae. Behavioural Brain Research, 380:112446.

Lucon-Xiccato T., De Russi G., Bertolucci C. (2020) A novel-odour exploration test for measuring anxiety in adult and larval zebrafish. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 335:108619.

Lucon-Xiccato T, Montalbano G., Bertolucci C. (2020) Personality traits covary with individual differences in inhibitory abilities in two species of fish. Current Zoology, 66(2):187–195.

Lucon-Xiccato T, Bisazza A., Bertolucci C. (2020) Guppies show sex and individual differences in the ability to inhibit

Behaviour. Animal Cognition, 23(3):535-543.

Sovrano V.A., Baratti G., Potrich D., Bertolucci C. (2020) The geometry as an eyed fish feels it in spontaneous and rewarded spatial reorientation tasks. Scientific Reports, 10(1):8020

Basili D., Lutfi E., Falcinelli S., Balbuena-Pecino S., Navarro I., Bertolucci C., Capilla E., Carnevali O. (2020) Photoperiod Manipulation Affects Transcriptional Profile of Genes Related to Lipid Metabolism and Apoptosis in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Larvae: Potential Roles of Gut Microbiota. Microb Ecol., 79(4):933-94

Morbiato E., Frigato E., Dinarello A., Maradonna F., Facchinello N., Argenton F., Carnevali O., Dalla Valle L., Bertolucci C. (2019) Feeding entrainment of the zebrafish circadian clock is regulated by the glucocorticoid receptor. Cells, 8(11):1342.

Limonta G., Mancia A., Benkhalqui A., Bertolucci C., Abelli L., Fossi M.C., Panti C. (2019) Microplastics induce transcriptional changes, immune response and behavioral alterations in adult zebrafish. Scientific Reports, 9, 15775.

Brogi R., Brivio F., Bertolucci C., Benazzi M., Luccarini S., Cappai N., Bottero E., Columbano N., Apollonio M., Grignolio S (2019) Capture effects in wild boar: a multifaceted behavioural investigation. Wildlife Biology, 2019(1).

Lucon-Xiccato T., Bertolucci C. (2019) Guppies show rapid and lasting inhibition of foraging behaviour. Behav Processes, 164:91-99.

Sovrano V.A., Potrich D., Foà A., Bertolucci C. (2018) Extra-Visual systems in the spatial reorientation of cavefish. Scientific Reports, 8: 17698.

Grignolio S., Brivio F., Apollonio M., Frigato E., Tettamanti F., Filli F., Bertolucci C. (2018) Is the chamois’s nocturnal activity compensatory? Mammalian Biology, 93: 173-181.

Zhao H., Di Mauro G., Lungu-Mitea S., Negrini P., Guarino A.M., Frigato E., Braunbeck T., Hongju M., Lamparter T., Vallone D., Bertolucci C., Foulkes N.S. (2018) Modulation of DNA repair systems in blind cavefish during evolution in constant darkness. Current Biology, 28: 3229–3243.

Pagano C., Siauciunaite R., Idda M.L., Ruggiero G., Ceinos R.M., Pagano M., Frigato E., Bertolucci C., Foulkes N.S., Vallone D. (2018) Evolution shapes the responsiveness of the D-box enhancer element to light and reactive oxygen species in vertebrates.Scientific Reports, 8:13180.

Ceinos R.M., Frigato E., Pagano C., Froehlich N., Negrini P., Cavallari N., Vallone D., Fuselli S., Bertolucci C., Foulkes N.S. (2018) Mutations in blind cavefish target the light-regulated circadian clock gene, period 2. Scientific Reports, 8(1): 8754.

Benedusi M., Frigato E., Beltramello M., Bertolucci C., Valacchi G. (2018) Circadian clock as possible protective mechanism to pollution induced keratinocytes damage. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 172: 13-20.

Miletto Petrazzini M.E., Bertolucci C., Foà A. (2018) - Quantity discrimination in trained lizards (Podarcis sicula). Frontiers in Psychology 9:274.

Biscontin A., Wallach T., Sales G., Grudziecki A., Janke L., Sartori E., Bertolucci C., Mazzotta G., De Pittà C., Meyer B., Kramer A., Costa R. (2017) Functional characterization of the circadian clock in the Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba. Scientific Reports 7(1):17742.

Miletto Petrazzini M.E., Fraccaroli I., Gariboldi F., Agrillo C., Bisazza A., Bertolucci C., Foà A. (2017) Quantitative abilities in a reptile (Podarcis sicula). Biology Letters 13(4) pii: 20160899

Brivio F., Grignolio S., Brogi R., Benazzi M., Bertolucci C., Apollonio M.(2017) An analysis of intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting the activity of a nocturnal species: the wild boar. Mammalian Biology, 84:73-81.

Calderoni L., Rota-Stabelli O., Frigato E., Panziera A., Kirchner S., Foulkes N.S., Kruckenhauser L., Bertolucci C., Fuselli S. (2016) Relaxed selective constraints drove functional modifications in the peripheral circadian clock of the cavefish P. andruzzii and provides insight into the time of cave colonization. Heredity, 117(5):383-392.

Biscontin, A., Frigato E., Sales G., Mazzotta G.M., Teschke M., De Pittà C., Jarman S., Meyer B., Costa R., Bertolucci C. (2016) The opsin repertoire of the Antarctic krill Euphausia superba. Marine Genomics, 29: 61-68.

Dall'Ara I., Ghirotto S., Ingusci S., Bagarolo G., Bertolucci C., Barbujani G. (2016) Demographic history and adaptation account for clock gene diversity in humans. Heredity, 117(3):165-172.

Foulkes N.S., Whitmore D., Vallone D., Bertolucci C. (2016) Studying the evolution of the vertebrate circadian clock: The power of fish as comparative models. In “Genetics, Genomics and Fish Phenomics”; Advances in Genetics, Volume 95, Pages 1-30. Edited by Nicholas S. Foulkes.

Brivio F., Bertolucci C., Tettamanti F., Filli F., Apollonio M., Grignolio S. (2016) The weather dictates the rhythms: Alpine chamois activity is well adapted to ecological conditions. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70(8):1291–1304.

Di Rosa V., López-Olmeda J.F., Burguillo A., Frigato E., Bertolucci C., Piferrer F., Sánchez-Vázquez F.J. (2016) Daily rhythms of expression of key genes involved in sex differentiation in zebrafish. PLoS ONE, 11(6): e0157716.

Sovrano V.A., Bertolucci C., Frigato E., Foà A., Rogers L.J. (2016) Influence of exposure in ovo to different light wavelengths on the lateralization of social response in zebrafish larvae. Physiology & Behavior, 157: 258–264

Di Rosa V., Frigato E., López-Olmeda J.F., Sánchez-Vázquez F.J., Bertolucci C. (2015) The light wavelength affects the ontogeny of clock gene expression and activity rhythms in zebrafish larvae. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132235.

(DOI: 10.1016/bs.adgen.2016.05.002)

Stemmer M., Schuhmacher L., Foulkes N.S., Bertolucci C., Wittbrodt J. (2015) Cavefish eye loss in response to an early block of retinal differentiation progression. Development, 142:743-75.

Fusani L.*, Bertolucci C.*, Frigato E., Foà A. (2014) Cryptochrome expression in the eye of migratory birds depends on their migratory status. The Journal of Experimental Biology 217:918-923 (*contributed equally to this work).

Maoret F., Beltrami G., Bertolucci C., Foà A. (2014) Celestial Orientation with the Sun Not in View: Lizards Use a Time- Compensated Sky Polarization Compass. Journal of Biological Rhythms 29(2):144-147.

Bisazza A., Tagliapietra C., Bertolucci C., Foà A., Agrillo C. (2014) Non-visual numerical discrimination in a blind cavefish (Phreatichthys andruzzii). The Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 1902-1909.

De Pittà C., Biscontin A., Albiero A., Sales G., Millino C., Mazzotta G.M., Bertolucci C., Costa R. (2013) The Antarctic krill Euphausia superba shows diurnal cycles of transcription under natural conditions. PLoS One 8(7):e68652.

VillamizarN., Blanco-Vives B., Oliveira C., Dinis M.T., Di Rosa V., Negrini P., Bertolucci C., Sánchez-Vázquez F.J. (2013) Circadian rhythms of embryonic development and hatching in fish: A comparative study of Zebrafish (diurnal), Senegalese sole (nocturnal) and Somalian cavefish (blind). Chronobiol. Int. 30(7):889-900.

Pagon N., Grignolio S., Pipia A., Bongi P., Bertolucci C., Apollonio M. (2013) Seasonal variation of activity patterns in roe deer in a temperate forested area. Chronobiol. Int. 30(6), 772-785.

Vera L.M., Negrini P., Zagatti C., Frigato E., Sánchez-Vázquez F.J., Bertolucci C. (2013) Light and feeding entrainment of the molecular circadian clock in a marine teleost (Sparus aurata). Chronobiol. Int. 30(5), 649-661.

Mazzotta G., Rossi A., Leonardi E., Mason M., Bertolucci C., Caccin L., Spolaore B., Martina A.J.M., Schlichting M., Grebler R., Helfrich-Förster C., Mammi S., Costa R., Tosatto S.C.E. (2013) Fly Cryptochrome and the Visual System. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110 (15) 6163-6168.

Tarttelin E., Frigato E., Bellingham J., Di Rosa V., Berti R., Foulkes N.S., Lucas R.J., Bertolucci C. (2012) Encephalic photoreception and phototactic response in the troglobiont Somalian blind cavefish Phreatichthys andruzzii. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 2898-2903.

Idda M.L., Bertolucci C., Vallone D., Gothilf Y., Sánchez-Vázquez F.J., Foulkes N.S. (2012) Circadian clocks: Lessons from fish. Chapter 3 in: Kalsbeek A., Merrow M., Roenneberg T., Foster, R.G. (eds): Neurobiology of Circadian Timing. Progress in Brain Research 199, 41-57.

Beltrami G., Parretta A., Petrucci F., Buttini P., Bertolucci C., Foà A. (2012) The lizard celestial compass detects linearly polarized light in the blue. J. Exp. Biol. 215, 3200-3206.

Cavallari N., Frigato E., Vallone D., Fröhlich N., Lopez Olmeda J.F., Foà A., Berti R., Sánchez Vázquez F.J., Bertolucci C., Foulkes N.S. (2011) A Blind Circadian Clock in Cavefish Reveals that Opsins Mediate Peripheral Clock Photoreception. PLoS Biology 9(9): e1001142.

Piccione G., Giannetto C., Fazio F., Bertolucci C. (2011) Daily variations of serum lipids in Ovis aries under different lighting and feeding conditions. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 95: 603-608.

Pinotti M., Bertolucci C., Frigato E., Branchini A., Cavallari N., Baba K., Contreras-Alcantara S., Ehlen C., Bernardi F., Paul K.N., Tosini G. (2010) - Chronic sleep deprivation markedly reduces coagulation factor VII expression. Haematologica 95: 1429-1432

Beltrami G., Parretta A., Bertolucci C., Petrucci F., Foà A. (2010) - Sky polarization compass in lizards: a central role of the parietal eye. J. Exp. Biol. 213: 2048-2054.

Mazzotta G.M., De Pittà C., Benna C., Tosatto S.C.E., Lanfranchi G., Bertolucci C., Costa R. (2010) - A cry from the krill. Chronobiol. Int. 27(3): 425–445

Foà A., Basaglia F., Beltrami G., Carnacina M., Moretto E., Bertolucci C. (2009) - Orientation of lizards in a Morris water-maze: roles of the sun compass and the parietal eye. J. Exp. Biol., 212(18):2918-2924.

Frigato E., Lunghi L., Ferretti M.E., Biondi C., Bertolucci C. (2009) - Evidence for circadian rhythms in human trophoblast cell line that persist in hypoxia. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 378(1):108-111.

Bertolucci C., Giudice E., Fazio F., Piccione G. (2009) - Circadian intraocular pressure rhythms in athletic horses under different lighting regime. Chronobiol. Int., 26(2):348-358.

Bertolucci C., Giannetto C., Fazio F., Piccione G (2008) Seasonal variations in daily rhythms of activity in athletic horses. Animal, 2(7): 1055-1060.

Bertolucci C., Cavallari N., Colognesi I., Aguzzi J., Chen Z., Caruso P., Foà A., Tosini G., Bernardi F., Pinotti M. (2008) - Evidence for an overlapping role of clock and npas2 transcription factors in liver circadian oscillators. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 28(9):3070-3075.

De Pittà C, Bertolucci C., Mazzotta G.M., Bernante F., Rizzo G., De Nardi B., Pallavicini A., Lanfranchi G., Costa R. (2008) - Systematic sequencing of mRNA from the Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) and first tissue specific transcriptional segnature. BMC Genomics 9:45.

Piccione G., Bertolucci C., Caola G., Foà A. (2007) - Effects of restricted feeding on circadian activity rhythms of sheep - a brief report. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci., 107(3-4):233-238.

Malatesta M., Frigato E., Baldelli B., Battistelli S., Foà A., Bertolucci C. (2007) - Influence of temperature on the liver circadian clock in the ruin lizard Podarcis sicula. Microscopy Research and Technique, 70(7):578-584.

Colognesi I., Pasquali V., Foà A., Renzi P., Bernardi F., Bertolucci C., Pinotti M. (2007) - Temporal variations of coagulation factor VII activity in mice are influenced by lighting regime. Chronobiology Int., 24(2):305-313.

Vallone D., Frigato E., Vernesi C., Foà A., Foulkes N.S., Bertolucci C. (2007) - Hypothermia modulates circadian clock gene expression in lizard peripheral tissues. Am. J. Physiol., 292: R160-R166.

Pavan B., Frigato E., Pozzati S, Prasad P.D., Bertolucci C., Biondi C. (2006) - Circadian clocks regulate adenylyl cyclase activity rhythms in human RPE cells. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 350(1): 169-173.

Frigato E., Vallone D., Bertolucci C., Foulkes N.S. (2006) - Isolation and characterization of melanopsin and pinopsin expression within photoreceptive sites of reptiles. Naturwissenschaften 93(8):379-385.

Foà A., Brandstätter R., Bertolucci C. (2006) - The circadian system of ruin lizards: a seasonally changing neuroendocrine loop? Chronobiology Int. 23(1-2): 317-327.

Bertolucci C., Caola G., Foà A., Piccione G. (2005) - Daily rhythms of serum leptin in ewes: effects of feeding, pregnancy and lactation. Chronobiology Int. 22(5): 817-827.

Bertolucci C., Pinotti M., Colognesi I., Foà A., Bernardi F., Portaluppi F. (2005) - Circadian Rhythms in Mouse Blood Coagulation. Journal of Biological Rhythms 20(3): 219-224.

Pinotti M., Bertolucci C., Portaluppi F., Colognesi I., Frigato E., Foà A., Bernardi F. (2005) - Daily and circadian rhythms of TFPI and Factor VII activity. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology 25: 646-649.

Magnone M.C., Jacobmeier B., Bertolucci C., Foà A., Albrecht U. (2005) - Circadian expression of the clock gene Per2 is altered in the ruin lizard (Podarcis sicula) when temperature changes. Mol. Brain Res. 133: 281-285.

Bertolucci C., Foà A. (2004) - Extraocular photoreception and circadian entrainment in non-mammalian vertebrates. Chronobiology Int. 21(4-5): 501-519.

Piccione G., Bertolucci C., Foà A., Caola G. (2004) - Influence of fasting and exercise on the daily rhythm of serum leptin in the horse. Chronobiology Int. 21(3):405-417.

Pasqualetti M., Bertolucci C., Ori M., Innocenti A., Magnone M.C., De Grip W.J., Nardi I., Foà A. (2003) - Identification of circadian brain photoreceptors mediating photic entrainment of behavioural rhythms in lizards. Eur. J. Neurosc. 18: 364-372.

Magnone M.C., Bertolucci C., Piazza F., Foà A. (2003) - Daily and circadian rhythms of neurotransmitters and related compounds in the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nuclei of a diurnal vertebrate. Brain Res. 973(1): 115-121.

Foà A., Bertolucci C. (2003) - Toward a seasonal model of the circadian system: the case of ruin lizards. Front. Bioscience 8: 236-242.

Bertolucci C., Wagner G., Foà A., Gwinner E., Brandstaetter R. (2003) - Photoperiod affects amplitude but not duration of in vitro melatonin production in the ruin lizard Podarcis sicula. J. Biol. Rhythms 18(1): 63-70.


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