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Perinatal variation and covariation of oxidative status and telomere length in yellow-legged gull chicks.

Parolini M, Possenti CD, Romano A, Caprioli M, Rubolini D, Saino N.

Curr Zool. 2019 Oct;65(5):509-516. doi: 10.1093/cz/zoy084. Epub 2018 Nov 14.


Predation risk affects egg mass but not egg steroid hormone concentrations in yellow-legged gulls.

Possenti CD, Bentz AB, Romano A, Parolini M, Caprioli M, Rubolini D, Navara K, Saino N.

Curr Zool. 2019 Aug;65(4):401-408. doi: 10.1093/cz/zoy064. Epub 2018 Aug 14.


Egg Testosterone Differentially Affects Telomere Length in Somatic Tissues of Yellow-Legged Gull Embryos.

Parolini M, Possenti CD, Caprioli M, Rubolini D, Romano A, Saino N.

Physiol Biochem Zool. 2019 Sep/Oct;92(5):459-462. doi: 10.1086/705037.


Cloacal microbiomes and ecology of individual barn swallows.

Ambrosini R, Corti M, Franzetti A, Caprioli M, Rubolini D, Motta VM, Costanzo A, Saino N, Gandolfi I.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2019 Jun 1;95(6). pii: fiz061. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiz061.


Prenatal independent and combined effects of yolk vitamin E and corticosterone on embryo growth and oxidative status in the yellow-legged gull.

Parolini M, Possenti CD, Secomandi S, Carboni S, Caprioli M, Rubolini D, Romano A, Saino N.

J Exp Biol. 2019 May 16;222(Pt 10). pii: jeb199265. doi: 10.1242/jeb.199265.


Inter-generational resemblance of methylation levels at circadian genes and associations with phenology in the barn swallow.

Saino N, Albetti B, Ambrosini R, Caprioli M, Costanzo A, Mariani J, Parolini M, Romano A, Rubolini D, Formenti G, Gianfranceschi L, Bollati V.

Sci Rep. 2019 Apr 24;9(1):6505. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-42798-3.


Home, dirty home: effect of old nest material on nest-site selection and breeding performance in a cavity-nesting raptor.

Podofillini S, Cecere JG, Griggio M, Curcio A, De Capua EL, Fulco E, Pirrello S, Saino N, Serra L, Visceglia M, Rubolini D.

Curr Zool. 2018 Dec;64(6):693-702. doi: 10.1093/cz/zoy012. Epub 2018 Feb 2.


Yolk vitamin E positively affects prenatal growth but not oxidative status in yellow-legged gull embryos.

Parolini M, Possenti CD, Karadas F, Colombo G, Romano M, Caprioli M, Dalle-Donne I, Rubolini D, Milzani A, Saino N.

Curr Zool. 2018 Jun;64(3):285-292. doi: 10.1093/cz/zox037. Epub 2017 May 23.


Physiological increase of yolk testosterone level does not affect oxidative status and telomere length in gull hatchlings.

Parolini M, Possenti CD, Romano A, Caprioli M, Rubolini D, Saino N.

PLoS One. 2018 Oct 26;13(10):e0206503. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206503. eCollection 2018.


Matching geographical assignment by stable isotopes with African non-breeding sites of barn swallows Hirundo rustica tracked by geolocation.

Seifert N, Ambrosini R, Bontempo L, Camin F, Liechti F, Rubolini D, Scandolara C, Saino N, Hahn S.

PLoS One. 2018 Sep 14;13(9):e0202025. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0202025. eCollection 2018.


Spatial segregation of home ranges between neighbouring colonies in a diurnal raptor.

Cecere JG, Bondì S, Podofillini S, Imperio S, Griggio M, Fulco E, Curcio A, Ménard D, Mellone U, Saino N, Serra L, Sarà M, Rubolini D.

Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 6;8(1):11762. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-29933-2.


Independent and combined effects of egg pro- and anti-oxidants on gull chick phenotype.

Possenti CD, Secomandi S, Schiavon A, Caprioli M, Rubolini D, Romano A, Saino N, Parolini M.

J Exp Biol. 2018 May 10;221(Pt 9). pii: jeb174300. doi: 10.1242/jeb.174300.


Candidate genes have sex-specific effects on timing of spring migration and moult speed in a long-distance migratory bird.

Bazzi G, Podofillini S, Gatti E, Gianfranceschi L, Cecere JG, Spina F, Saino N, Rubolini D.

Curr Zool. 2017 Oct;63(5):479-486. doi: 10.1093/cz/zow103. Epub 2016 Oct 27.


Patterns of Midichloria infection in avian-borne African ticks and their trans-Saharan migratory hosts.

Di Lecce I, Bazzocchi C, Cecere JG, Epis S, Sassera D, Villani BM, Bazzi G, Negri A, Saino N, Spina F, Bandi C, Rubolini D.

Parasit Vectors. 2018 Feb 22;11(1):106. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2669-z.


Effect of yolk corticosterone on begging in the yellow-legged gull.

Possenti CD, Parolini M, Romano A, Caprioli M, Rubolini D, Saino N.

Horm Behav. 2018 Jan;97:121-127. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.10.014. Epub 2017 Nov 16.


Telomere length is reflected by plumage coloration and predicts seasonal reproductive success in the barn swallow.

Parolini M, Romano A, Costanzo A, Khoriauli L, Santagostino M, Nergadze SG, Canova L, Rubolini D, Giulotto E, Saino N.

Mol Ecol. 2017 Nov;26(21):6100-6109. doi: 10.1111/mec.14340. Epub 2017 Sep 28.


Wing morphology, winter ecology, and fecundity selection: evidence for sex-dependence in barn swallows (Hirundo rustica).

Saino N, Ambrosini R, Caprioli M, Liechti F, Romano A, Rubolini D, Scandolara C.

Oecologia. 2017 Aug;184(4):799-812. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3918-0. Epub 2017 Jul 25.


Lifetime reproductive success, selection on lifespan, and multiple sexual ornaments in male European barn swallows.

Costanzo A, Ambrosini R, Caprioli M, Gatti E, Parolini M, Canova L, Rubolini D, Romano A, Gianfranceschi L, Saino N.

Evolution. 2017 Oct;71(10):2457-2468. doi: 10.1111/evo.13312. Epub 2017 Aug 24.


Morphological constraints on changing avian migration phenology.

Møller AP, Rubolini D, Saino N.

J Evol Biol. 2017 Jun;30(6):1177-1184. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13086. Epub 2017 May 2.


Migration phenology and breeding success are predicted by methylation of a photoperiodic gene in the barn swallow.

Saino N, Ambrosini R, Albetti B, Caprioli M, De Giorgio B, Gatti E, Liechti F, Parolini M, Romano A, Romano M, Scandolara C, Gianfranceschi L, Bollati V, Rubolini D.

Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 31;7:45412. doi: 10.1038/srep45412.


Contrasting effects of increased yolk testosterone content on development and oxidative status in gull embryos.

Parolini M, Romano A, Possenti CD, Caprioli M, Rubolini D, Saino N.

J Exp Biol. 2017 Feb 15;220(Pt 4):625-633. doi: 10.1242/jeb.145235.


Antioxidants and embryo phenotype: is there experimental evidence for strong integration of the antioxidant system?

Possenti CD, Karadas F, Colombo G, Caprioli M, Rubolini D, Milzani A, Donne ID, Saino N, Parolini M.

J Exp Biol. 2017 Feb 15;220(Pt 4):615-624. doi: 10.1242/jeb.146498.


Sex-dependent carry-over effects on timing of reproduction and fecundity of a migratory bird.

Saino N, Ambrosini R, Caprioli M, Romano A, Romano M, Rubolini D, Scandolara C, Liechti F.

J Anim Ecol. 2017 Mar;86(2):239-249. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12625. Epub 2017 Jan 31.


Clock gene polymorphism, migratory behaviour and geographic distribution: a comparative study of trans-Saharan migratory birds.

Bazzi G, Cecere JG, Caprioli M, Gatti E, Gianfranceschi L, Podofillini S, Possenti CD, Ambrosini R, Saino N, Spina F, Rubolini D.

Mol Ecol. 2016 Dec;25(24):6077-6091. doi: 10.1111/mec.13913. Epub 2016 Nov 30.


Methylation of the circadian Clock gene in the offspring of a free-living passerine bird increases with maternal and individual exposure to PM10.

Romano A, De Giorgio B, Parolini M, Favero C, Possenti CD, Iodice S, Caprioli M, Rubolini D, Ambrosini R, Gianfranceschi L, Saino N, Bollati V.

Environ Pollut. 2017 Jan;220(Pt A):29-37. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.08.060. Epub 2016 Oct 3.


Geographical and seasonal variation in the intensity of sexual selection in the barn swallow Hirundo rustica: a meta-analysis.

Romano A, Costanzo A, Rubolini D, Saino N, Møller AP.

Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2017 Aug;92(3):1582-1600. doi: 10.1111/brv.12297. Epub 2016 Sep 12.


Dietary flavonoids advance timing of moult but do not affect redox status of juvenile blackbirds (Turdus merula).

Cecere JG, Caprioli M, Carnevali C, Colombo G, Dalle-Donne I, Mancuso E, Milzani A, Parolini M, Portanova A, Saino N, Serra L, Rubolini D.

J Exp Biol. 2016 Oct 1;219(Pt 19):3155-3162. Epub 2016 Jul 29.


Adcyap1 polymorphism covaries with breeding latitude in a Nearctic migratory songbird, the Wilson's warbler (Cardellina pusilla).

Bazzi G, Galimberti A, Hays QR, Bruni I, Cecere JG, Gianfranceschi L, Hobson KA, Morbey YE, Saino N, Guglielmo CG, Rubolini D.

Ecol Evol. 2016 Apr 7;6(10):3226-39. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2053. eCollection 2016 May.


Better-surviving barn swallow mothers produce more and better-surviving sons.

Romano A, Costanzo A, Caprioli M, Parolini M, Ambrosini R, Rubolini D, Saino N.

Evolution. 2016 May;70(5):1120-8. doi: 10.1111/evo.12908. Epub 2016 Apr 6.


Yolk testosterone affects growth and promotes individual-level consistency in behavioral lateralization of yellow-legged gull chicks.

Possenti CD, Romano A, Caprioli M, Rubolini D, Spiezio C, Saino N, Parolini M.

Horm Behav. 2016 Apr;80:58-67. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.01.007. Epub 2016 Feb 1.


Migratory connectivity and effects of winter temperatures on migratory behaviour of the European robin Erithacus rubecula: a continent-wide analysis.

Ambrosini R, Cuervo JJ, du Feu C, Fiedler W, Musitelli F, Rubolini D, Sicurella B, Spina F, Saino N, Møller AP.

J Anim Ecol. 2016 May;85(3):749-60. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12497. Epub 2016 Mar 1.


Fear is the mother of invention: anuran embryos exposed to predator cues alter life-history traits, post-hatching behaviour and neuronal activity patterns.

Gazzola A, Brandalise F, Rubolini D, Rossi P, Galeotti P.

J Exp Biol. 2015 Dec;218(Pt 24):3919-30. doi: 10.1242/jeb.126334. Epub 2015 Nov 13.


Early-Life Telomere Dynamics Differ between the Sexes and Predict Growth in the Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).

Parolini M, Romano A, Khoriauli L, Nergadze SG, Caprioli M, Rubolini D, Santagostino M, Saino N, Giulotto E.

PLoS One. 2015 Nov 13;10(11):e0142530. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142530. eCollection 2015.


Potential toxicity of environmentally relevant perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) concentrations to yellow-legged gull Larus michahellis embryos.

Parolini M, Colombo G, Valsecchi S, Mazzoni M, Possenti CD, Caprioli M, Dalle-Donne I, Milzani A, Saino N, Rubolini D.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2016 Jan;23(1):426-37. doi: 10.1007/s11356-015-5248-2. Epub 2015 Aug 27.


Clock gene polymorphism and scheduling of migration: a geolocator study of the barn swallow Hirundo rustica.

Bazzi G, Ambrosini R, Caprioli M, Costanzo A, Liechti F, Gatti E, Gianfranceschi L, Podofillini S, Romano A, Romano M, Scandolara C, Saino N, Rubolini D.

Sci Rep. 2015 Jul 22;5:12443. doi: 10.1038/srep12443.


Sexual Dimorphism and Population Differences in Structural Properties of Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) Wing and Tail Feathers.

Pap PL, Osváth G, Aparicio JM, Bărbos L, Matyjasiak P, Rubolini D, Saino N, Vágási CI, Vincze O, Møller AP.

PLoS One. 2015 Jun 25;10(6):e0130844. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130844. eCollection 2015.


Assessing costs of carrying geolocators using feather corticosterone in two species of aerial insectivore.

Fairhurst GD, Berzins LL, Bradley DW, Laughlin AJ, Romano A, Romano M, Scandolara C, Ambrosini R, Dawson RD, Dunn PO, Hobson KA, Liechti F, Marchant TA, Norris DR, Rubolini D, Saino N, Taylor CM, Whittingham LA, Clark RG.

R Soc Open Sci. 2015 May 6;2(5):150004. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150004. eCollection 2015 May.


Sex allocation according to multiple sexually dimorphic traits of both parents in the barn swallow (Hirundo rustica).

Romano A, Romano M, Caprioli M, Costanzo A, Parolini M, Rubolini D, Saino N.

J Evol Biol. 2015 Jun;28(6):1234-47. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12650. Epub 2015 May 25.


Light-level geolocators reveal covariation between winter plumage molt and phenology in a trans-Saharan migratory bird.

Saino N, Rubolini D, Ambrosini R, Romano M, Scandolara C, Fairhurst GD, Caprioli M, Romano A, Sicurella B, Liechti F.

Oecologia. 2015 Aug;178(4):1105-12. doi: 10.1007/s00442-015-3299-1. Epub 2015 Mar 31.


Individual and population-level sex-dependent lateralization in yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis) chicks.

Romano M, Parolini M, Caprioli M, Spiezio C, Rubolini D, Saino N.

Behav Processes. 2015 Jun;115:109-16. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2015.03.012. Epub 2015 Mar 25.


Polymorphism at the Clock gene predicts phenology of long-distance migration in birds.

Saino N, Bazzi G, Gatti E, Caprioli M, Cecere JG, Possenti CD, Galimberti A, Orioli V, Bani L, Rubolini D, Gianfranceschi L, Spina F.

Mol Ecol. 2015 Apr;24(8):1758-73. doi: 10.1111/mec.13159. Epub 2015 Apr 3.


Modelling the progression of bird migration with conditional autoregressive models applied to ringing data.

Ambrosini R, Borgoni R, Rubolini D, Sicurella B, Fiedler W, Bairlein F, Baillie SR, Robinson RA, Clark JA, Spina F, Saino N.

PLoS One. 2014 Jul 21;9(7):e102440. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102440. eCollection 2014.


Nestling rearing is antioxidant demanding in female barn swallows (Hirundo rustica).

Costantini D, Bonisoli-Alquati A, Rubolini D, Caprioli M, Ambrosini R, Romano M, Saino N.

Naturwissenschaften. 2014 Jul;101(7):541-8. doi: 10.1007/s00114-014-1190-2. Epub 2014 Jun 3.


A trade-off between reproduction and feather growth in the barn swallow (Hirundo rustica).

Saino N, Romano M, Rubolini D, Ambrosini R, Romano A, Caprioli M, Costanzo A, Bazzi G.

PLoS One. 2014 May 14;9(5):e96428. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096428. eCollection 2014.


Nestling telomere length does not predict longevity, but covaries with adult body size in wild barn swallows.

Caprioli M, Romano M, Romano A, Rubolini D, Motta R, Folini M, Saino N.

Biol Lett. 2013 Jul 24;9(5):20130340. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0340. Print 2013 Oct 23.


Food load manipulation ability shapes flight morphology in females of central-place foraging Hymenoptera.

Polidori C, Crottini A, Della Venezia L, Selfa J, Saino N, Rubolini D.

Front Zool. 2013 Jun 28;10(1):36. doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-10-36.


Timing of molt of barn swallows is delayed in a rare Clock genotype.

Saino N, Romano M, Caprioli M, Fasola M, Lardelli R, Micheloni P, Scandolara C, Rubolini D, Gianfranceschi L.

PeerJ. 2013 Feb 12;1:e17. doi: 10.7717/peerj.17. Print 2013.


Viability is associated with melanin-based coloration in the barn swallow (Hirundo rustica).

Saino N, Romano M, Rubolini D, Ambrosini R, Caprioli M, Milzani A, Costanzo A, Colombo G, Canova L, Wakamatsu K.

PLoS One. 2013;8(4):e60426. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060426. Epub 2013 Apr 3.


Sexual dimorphism in melanin pigmentation, feather coloration and its heritability in the barn swallow (Hirundo rustica).

Saino N, Romano M, Rubolini D, Teplitsky C, Ambrosini R, Caprioli M, Canova L, Wakamatsu K.

PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e58024. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058024. Epub 2013 Feb 28.


Population and colony-level determinants of tertiary sex ratio in the declining barn swallow.

Saino N, Romano M, Rubolini D, Caprioli M, Ambrosini R, Boncoraglio G, Canova L.

PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56493. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056493. Epub 2013 Feb 13.

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