Department of Reproduction Management: Publications

Authors affiliated with the Leibniz-IZW at the time of publication are marked bold and with the respective colour of their department or unit in the Leibniz-IZW. Doctoral students and postdocs with affiliations to the Department of Reproduction Management will be shown in the respective department colour. Authors with multiple other affiliations to departments are allocated one of the two departmental colours at random. The director is shown under Dept Evolutionary Ecology until 2017 and under Science Management from 2018 onwards.

           Department of Evolutionary Ecology
           Department of Evolutionary Genetics
           Department of Wildlife Diseases
           Department of Reproduction Biology
           Department of Reproduction Management
           Department of Ecological Dynamics
           Junior Research Group “Biodiversity and Biogeography of Southeast Asia”
           Junior Professorship of Ecology and Evolution of Molecular Host-Parasite Interactions
           Science Management and Director

Peer-reviewed journal articles


Jesus SA, Schmidt A, Fickel J, Doherr MG, Boonprasert K, Thitaram C, Sariya L, Ratanakron P, Hildebrandt TB (2022): Assessing coagulation parameters in healthy Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) from European and Thailand populations. ANIMALS 12, 361. doi:10.3390/ani12030361

Le Duc D, Velluva A, Cassatt-Johnstone M, Olsen RA, Baleka S, Lin CC, Lemke RJ, Southon, RJ, Burdin A, Wang MS, Grunewald S, Rosendahl W, Joger U, Rutschmann S, Hildebrandt TB, Fritsch G, Estes AJ, Kelso J, Dalén L, Hofreiter M, Shapiro B, Schöneberg T (2022): Genomic basis for skin phenotypic and cold adaptation in the extinct Steller’s sea cow. SCI ADV 8. doi:10.1126/sciadv.abl6496

Rickard JP, Pool K, de Graaf SP, Portas T, Rouke N, Wiesner M, Hildebrandt TB, Göritz F, Hermes R (2022): Increasing the yield and cryosurvival of spermatozoa from rhinoceros ejaculates using the enzyme papain. BIOLOGY-BASEL 11, 154. doi:10.3390/biology11020154

Volodina EV, Volodin IA, Frey R (2022): Male impala (Aepyceros melampus) vocal activity throughout the rutting period in Namibia: Daily and hourly patterns. AFR J ECOL 60, 95–99. doi:10.1111/aje.12923


Behr F, Fritsch G, Collet S, Ghani N, Cocchiararo B, Knorr K, Müller T, Freuling C, Sprenger J, Szentiks CA (2021): Unusual case of automutilation in a free-ranging grey wolf (Canis lupus). FORENSIC SCI INT ANIMALS ENVIRON 1, 100019. doi:10.1016/j.fsiae.2021.100019

Biasetti P, de Mori B (2021): The ethical matrix as a tool for decision-making process in conservation. FRONT ENVIRON SCI 9, 584636. doi:10.3389/fenvs.2021.584636

Biasetti P, Ferrante L, Bonelli M, Manenti R, Scaccini D, de Mori B (2021): Value-conflicts in the conservation of a native species: A case study based on the endangered white-clawed crayfish in Europe. REND LINCEI-SCI FIS NAT 32, 389–406. doi:10.1007/s12210-021-00987-1

Braude S*, Holtze S*, Begall S, Brenmoehl J, Burda H, Dammann P, Del Marmol D, Gorshkova E, Henning Y, Hoeflich A, Höhn A, Jung T, Hamo D, Sahm A, Shebzukhov Y, Šumbera R, Miwa S, Vyssokikh MY, von Zglinicki T, Averina O, Hildebrandt TB (2021): Surprisingly long survival of premature conclusions about naked mole-rat biology. BIOL REV 96, 376–393. doi:10.1111/brv.12660

De Mori B, Spiriti MM, Pollastri I, Normando S, Biasetti P, Florio D, Andreucci F, Colleoni S, Galli C, Göritz F, Hermes R, Holtze S, Lazzari G, Seet S, Zwilling J, Stejskal J, Mutisya S, Ndeereh D, Ngulu S, Vigne R, Hildebrandt TB (2021): An Ethical Assessment Tool (ETHAS) to evaluate the application of assisted reproductive technologies in mammals’ conservation: The case of the northern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni). ANIMALS 11, 312. doi:10.3390/ani11020312

Del Marmol D, Holtze S, Kichler N, Sahm A, Bihin B, Bourguignon V, Dogné S, Szafranski K, Hildebrandt TB, Flamion B (2021): Abundance and size of hyaluronan in naked mole-rat tissues and plasma. SCI REP 11,7951. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-86967-9

Frey R, Wyman MT, Johnston M, Schofield M, Locatelli Y, Reby D (2021): Roars, groans and moans: Anatomical correlates of vocal diversity in polygynous deer. J ANAT 239, 1336–1369. doi:10.1111/joa.13519

Hayashi K, Cesare G, Diecke S, Hildebrandt TB (2021): Artificially produced gametes in mice, humans and other species. REPROD FERTIL DEV 33, 91–101. doi:10.1071/RD20265

Hermes R, Balfanz F, Haderthauer S, Dungl E, Hildebrandt TB, Schwarzenberger F (2021): Ovulation induction in greater one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis). FRONT VET SCI 8, 657284. doi:10.3389/fvets.2021.657284

Hildebrandt TB, Hermes R, Göritz F, Appeltant R, Colleoni S, de Mori B, Diecke S, Drukker M, Galli C, Hayashi K, Lazzari G, Loi P, Payne J, Renfree M, Seet S, Stejskal J, Swegen A, Williams SA, Zainuddin ZZ, Holtze S (2021): The ART of bringing extinction to a freeze - history and future of species conservation, exemplified by rhinos. THERIOGENOLOGY 169, 76–88. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2021.04.006

Hildebrandt TB*, Holtze S*, Biasetti P, Colleoni S, de Mori B, Diecke S, Göritz F, Hayashi K, Hayashi M, Hermes R, Kariuki L, Lazzari G, Mijele D, Mutisya S, Ndeereh D, Ngulu S, Seet S, Zwilling J, Zywitza V, Stejskal J, Galli C (2021): Conservation research in times of COVID-19 – the rescue of the northern white rhino. J APPL ANIM ETHICS RES 11, 312. doi:10.1163/25889567-BJA10009

Holtze S, Gorshkova E, Braude S, Cellerino A, Damman P, Hildebrandt TB, Hoeflich A, Hoffmann S, Koch P, Tozzini ET, Skulachev M, Sklulachev VP, Sahm A (2021): Alternative animal models of ageing research. FRONT MOL BIOSCI 8, 660959. doi:10.3389/fmolb.2021.660959

Jesus SA, Doherr MG, Hildebrandt TB (2021): Elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus impact in the European Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) population: Are hereditability and zoo-associated factors linked with mortality? ANIMALS 11, 2816. doi:10.3390/ani11102816

Kutzer P, Szentiks CA, Bock S, Fritsch G, Magyar T, Schulze C, Semmler T, Ewers C (2021): Re-emergence and spread of haemorrhagic septicaemia in Germany: The wolf as a vector? MICROORGANISMS 9, 1999. doi:10.3390/microorganisms9091999

Van der Weijden VA, Bick JT, Bauersachs S, Rüegg AB, Hildebrandt TB, Goeritz F, Jewgenow K, Giesbertz P, Daniel H, Derisoud E, Chavatte-Palmer P, Bruckmaier RM, Drews B, Ulbrich SE (2021): Amino acids activate mTORC1 to release roe deer embryos from decelerated proliferation during diapause. PROC NATL ACAD SCI USA 118, e2100500118. doi:10.1073/pnas.2100500118

Vays V, Vangely I, Eldarov C, Holtze S, Hildebrandt T, Bakeeva L, Skulachev V (2021): Progressive reorganization of mitochondrial apparatus in aging skeletal muscle of naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber) as revealed by electron microscopy: potential role in continual maintenance of muscle activity. AGING 13, 24524–24541. doi:10.18632/aging.203720

Volodin IA, Volodina EV, Frey R (2021): Rutting vocal display in male impala (Aepyceros melampus) and overlap with alarm context. FRONT ZOOL 18, 2. doi:10.1186/s12983-020-00383-9

Volodin IA, Volodina EV, Frey R, Karaseva KD, Kirilyuk VE (2021): Daurian pika (Ochotona dauurica) alarm calls: Individual acoustic variation in a lagomorph with audible through ultrasonic vocalizations. J MAMMAL 102, 947–959. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyab048

Walz M, Höflich C, Walz C, Ohde D, Brenmoehl J, Sawitzky M, Vernunft A, Zettl UK, Holtze S, Hildebrandt TB, Wolf E, Hoeflich A (2021): Development of a Sensitive Bioassay for the Analysis of IGF-Related Activation of AKT/mTOR Signaling in Biological Matrices. CELLS 10, 482. doi:10.3390/cells10030482

Wieland R, Ukawa C, Joschko M, Krolczyk A, Fritsch G, Hildebrandt TB, Schmidt O, Filser J, Jimenez JJ (2021): Use of deep learning for structural analysis of computer tomography images of soil samples. R SOC OPEN SCI 8, 201275. doi:10.1098/rsos.201275

Zucca P, Rossmann M-C, Dodic M, Ramma Y, Matsushima T, Seet S, Holtze S, Bremini A, Fischinger I, Morosetti G, Sitzia M, Furlani R, Greco O, Meddi G, Zambotto P, Meo F, Pulcini S, Palei M, Zamaro G (2021): What do adolescents know about One-Health and zoonotic risks? A school-based survey in Italy, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Mauritius and Japan. FRONT PUBLIC HEALTH 9, 230. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2021.658876


Braude S, Holtze S, Hildebrandt TB, Koch R (2020): Naked mole-rats do not disperse or deliver pups in correlation with moon phase. AFR J ECOL 58, 592–595. doi:10.1111/aje.12721

Braun BC, Halaski N, Painer J, Krause E, Jewgenow K (2020): The antioxidative enzyme SOD2 is important for physiological persistence of corpora lutea in lynxes. SCI REP 10, 3681. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-60634-x

Dhellemmes F, Hansen MJ, Bouet SD, Videler JJ, Domenici P, Steffensen JF, Hildebrandt TB, Fritsch G, Bach P, Sabarros PS, Krüger A, Kurvers RHJM, Krause J (2020): Oil gland and oil pores in billfishes: In search of a function. J EXP BIOL 223, jeb224956. doi:10.1242/jeb.224956

Ebert T, Painer J, Bergman P, Qureshi AR, Giroud S, Stalder G, Kublickiene K, Göritz F, Vetter S, Bieber C, Fröbert O, Arnemo JM, Zedrosser A, Redtenbacher I, Shiels PG, Johnson RJ, Stenvinkel P (2020): Insights in the regulation of trimetylamine N-oxide production using a comparative biomimetic approach suggest a metabolic switch in hibernating bears. SCI REP 10, 20323. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-76346-1

Eldarov CM, Vangely IM, Vays VB, Sheval EV, Holtze S, Hildebrandt TB, Kolosova NG, Popkov VA, Plotnikov EY, Zorov DB, Bakeeva LE, Skulachev VP (2020): Mitochondria in the nuclei of rat myocardial cells. CELLS 9, 712. doi:10.3390/cells9030712

Frey R, Volodin IA, Volodina EV, Efremova KO, Menges V, Portas R, Melzheimer J, Fritsch G, Gerlach C, von Dörnberg K (2020): Savannah roars: The vocal anatomy and the impressive rutting calls of male impala (Aepyceros melampus) – highlighting the acoustic correlates of a mobile larynx. J ANAT 236, 398–424. doi:10.1111/joa.13114

Hansen MJ, Krause S, Breuker M, Kurvers THJM, Dhellemmes F, Viblanc PE, Müller J, Mahlow C, Boswell K, Marras S, Domenici P, Wilson ADM, Herbert-Read JE, Steffensen JF, Fritsch G, Hildebrandt TB, Zaslansky P, Bach P, Sabarros PS, Krause J (2020): Linking hunting weaponry to attack strategies in sailfish and striped marlin. PROC R SOC B-BIOL SCI 287, 20192228. doi:10.1098/rspb.2019.2228

Hermes R, Göritz F, Wiesner M, Richter N, Mulot B, Alerte V, Smith S, Bouts T, Hildebrandt TB (2020): Parturition in white rhinoceros. THERIOGENOLOGY 156, 181–188. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2020.06.035

Holtze S, Koch R, Hildebrandt TB, Lemma A, Szafranski K, Platzer M, Alemayehu F, Göritz F, Braude S (2020): Hematologic adaptation to the subterranean environment by the naked mole-rat, Heterocephalus glaber (Ctenohystrica: Heterocephalidae). J MAMMAL 101, 1000–1009. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyaa053

Luther I, Maree L, Kotze A, Hildebrandt TB, Göritz F, Hermes R, van der Horst G (2020): Sperm motility, kinematics, morphometry and morphology over two seasons in free-ranging African elephants (Loxodonta africana). REPROD FERTIL DEV 32, 425–438. doi:10.1071/rd19182

Menzies BR, Hildebrandt TB, Renfree MB (2020): Unique reproductive strategy in the swamp wallaby. PROC NATL ACAD SCI USA 117, 5938–5942. doi:10.1073/pnas.1922678117

Schwab JA, Young MT, Neenan JM, Walsh SA, Witmer LM, Herrera Y, Allain R, Brochu CA, Choiniere JN, Clark JM, Dollman KN, Etches S, Fritsch G, Gignac PM, Ruebenstahl A, Sachs S, Turner AH, Vignaud P, Wilberg EW, Xu X, Zanno LE, Brusatte SL (2020): Inner ear sensory system changes as extinct crocodylomorphs transitioned from land to water. PROC NATL ACAD SCI USA 117, 10422–10428. doi:10.1073/pnas.2002146117

Vysokikh M, Holtze S, Averina OA, Gory V, Lyamzaev KG, Panteleeva AA, Marey MV, Zinovkin RA, Severin F, Skulachev M, Fasel N, Hildebrandt TB, Skulachev VP (2020): Mild depolarization of the inner mitochondrial membrane is a crucial component of an anti-aging program. PROC NATL ACAD SCI USA 117, 6491–6501. doi:10.1073/pnas.1916414117

Wilson KD, Ameen M, Guo H, Abilez OJ, Tian L, Mumbach MR, Diecke S, Qin X, Liu Y, Yang H, Ma N, Gaddam S, Cunningham NJ, Gu M, Neofytou E, Prado M, Hildebrandt TB, Karakikes I, Chang HY, Wu JC (2020): Endogenous Retrovirus-Derived lncRNA BANCR Promotes Cardiomyocyte Migration in Humans and Non-human Primates. DEV CELL 54, 1–16. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2020.07.006


Bakeeva L, Vays V, Vangeli I, Eldarov C, Holtze S, Hildebrandt TB, Skulachev V (2019): Delayed onset of age-dependent changes in ultrastructure of myocardial mitochondria as one of the neotenic features in naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber). INT J MOL SCI 20, 566. doi:10.3390/ijms20030566

Carmeli Ligatia S, Shipova A, Dumonta M, Holtze S, Hildebrandt TB, Shahara R (2019): The structure, composition and mechanical properties of the skeleton of the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber). BONE 128, 115035. doi:10.1016/j.bone.2019.115035

Dammann P, Scherag A, Zak N, Szafranski K, Holtze S, Begall S, Burda H, Kestler HA, Hildebrandt TB, Platzer M (2019): Comment on ‘Naked mole-rat mortality rates defy Gompertzian laws by not increasing with age’. ELIFE 8, e45415. doi:10.7554/eLife.45415

Hermes R, Hildebrandt TB, Göritz F, Fasel NJ, Holtze S (2019): First cryopreservation of phyllostomid bat sperm. THERIOGENOLOGY 131, 28–31. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2019.03.014

Huber N, Marasco V, Painer J, Vetter SG, Göritz F, Kaczensky P, Walzer C (2019): Leukocyte coping capacity: an integrative parameter for wildlife welfare within conservation interventions. FRONT VET SCI 6, 105. doi:10.3389/fvets.2019.00105

Shebzukhov Y, Holtze S, Hirseland H, Schäfer H, Radbruch A, Hildebrandt TB, Grützkau A (2019): Identification of cross-reactive antibodies for the detection of lymphocytes, myeloid cells and haematopoietic precursors in the naked mole rat. EUR J IMMUNOL 49, 2103–2110. doi:10.1002/eji.201948124

Shekhidem HA, Sharvit L, Leman E, Manov I, Roichman A, Holtze S, Huffman DM, Cohen HY, Hildebrandt TB, Shams I*, Atzmon G* (2019): Telomeres and longevity: A cause or an effect? INT J MOL SCI 20, 3233. doi:10.3390/ijms20133233

Van der Weijden VA, Bick JT, Bauersachs S, Göritz F, Jewgenow K, Hildebrandt TB, Drews B, Ulbrich SE (2019): Dynamic transcriptome changes during embryonic diapause and reactivation in the embryo and endometrial epithelium of the European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). ANIM REPROD 16, 763.

Volodin IA, Nahlik A, Tari T, Frey R, Volodina EV (2019): Rutting roars in native Pannonian red deer of Southern Hungary and the evidence of acoustic divergence of male sexual vocalization between Eastern and Western European red deer (Cervus elaphus). MAMM BIOL 94, 54–65. doi:10.1016/j.mambio.2018.10.009


Alberti F, Gonzalez J, Paijmans JLA, Basler N, Preick M, Henneberger K, Trinks A, Rabeder G, Conard NJ, Münzel SC, Joger U, Fritsch G, Hildebrandt TB, Hofreiter M, Barlow A (2018): Optimized DNA sampling of ancient bones using Computed Tomography (CT) scans. MOL ECOL RESOUR 18, 1196-1208. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12911

Bens M, Szafranski K, Holtze S, Sahm A, Groth M, Kestler HA, Hildebrandt TB, Platzer M (2018): Naked mole-rat transcriptome signatures of socially suppressed sexual maturation and links of reproduction to aging. BMC BIOL 16, 77. doi:10.1186/s12915-018-0546-z

Costantini D, Seeber PA, Soilemetzidou S-E, Azab W, Bohner J, Buuveibaatar B, Czirják G, East ML, Greunz EA, Kaczensky P, Lamglait B, Melzheimer J, Uiseb K, Ortega A, Osterrieder N, Sandgreen DM, Simon M, Walzer C, Greenwood AD (2018): Physiological costs of infection: Herpesvirus replication is linked to blood oxidative stress in equids. SCI REP 8, 10347. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-28688-0

Frey R, Reby D, Fritsch G, Charlton BD (2018): The remarkable vocal anatomy of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus): Insights into low-frequency sound production in a marsupial species. J ANAT 232, 575-595. doi:10.1111/joa.12770

Heinze I*, Bens M*, Calzia E*, Holtze S, Dakhovnik O, Sahm A, Kirkpatrick JM, Szafranski K, Romanov N, Sama SN, Holzer K, Singer S, Ermolaeva M, Platzer M, Hildebrandt TB, Ori A (2018): Species comparison of liver proteomes reveals links to naked mole-rat longevity and human aging. BMC BIOL 16, 82. doi:10.1186/s12915-018-0547-y

Hermes R, Saragusty J, Moser I, Holtze S, Nieter J, Sachse K, Voracek T, Bernhard A, Bouts T, Göritz F, Hildebrandt TB (2018): Bronchoalveolar lavage for diagnosis of tuberculosis infection in elephants. EPIDEMIOL INFECT 146, 481-488. doi:10.1017/S0950268818000122

Hermes R, Hildebrandt TB, Göritz F (2018): Cryopreservation in rhinoceros - setting a new benchmark for sperm cryosurvival. PLOS ONE 13, e0200154. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0200154

Hermes R, Saragusty J, Moser I, Barth SA, Holtze S, Lecu A, Cracknell J, Williams D, Göritz F, Hildebrandt TB (2018): Differential detection of tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacteria by qPCR in lavage fluids of tuberculosis-suspicious white rhinoceros. PLOS ONE 13, e0207365. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0207365

Hildebrandt TB, Hermes R, Colleoni S, Diecke S, Holtze S, Renfree MB, Stejskal J, Hayashi K, Drukker M, Loi P, Göritz F, Lazzari G, Galli C (2018): Embryos and embryonic stem cells from the white rhinoceros. NAT COMMUN 9, 2589. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-04959-2

Holtze S, Braude S, Lemma A, Koch R, Morhart M, Szafranski K, Platzer M, Alemayehu F, Göritz F, Hildebrandt TB (2018): The microenvironment of naked mole-rat burrows in East Africa. AFR J ECOL 56, 279-289. doi:10.1111/aje.12448

Loi P, Galli C, Lazzari G, Matzukawa K, Fulka J Jr, Göritz F, Hildebrandt TB (2018): Development to term of sheep embryos reconstructed after inner cell mass/trophoblast exchange. J REPROD DEV 64, 187-191. doi:10.1262/jrd.2017-109

Moodley Y, Russo IM, Robovský J, Dalton DL, Kotzé A, Smith S, Stejskal J, Ryder OA, Hermes R, Walzer C, Bruford MW (2018): Contrasting evolutionary history, anthropogenic declines and genetic contact in the northern and southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium sinum). PROC R SOC B-BIOL SCI 285, 20181567. doi:10.1098/rspb.2018.1567

Reby D, Wyman MT, Frey R, Charlton BD, Dalmont JP, Gilbert J (2018): Vocal tract modeling in fallow deer: Are male groans nasalized? J EXP BIOL 221, jeb179416. doi:10.1242/jeb.179416

Sahm A, Bens M, Szafranski K, Holtze S, Groth M, Görlach M, Calkhoven C, Müller C, Schwab M, Kestler HA, Cellerino A, Burda H, Hildebrandt TB, Dammann P, Platzer M (2018): Long-lived rodents reveal signatures of positive selection in genes associated with lifespan. PLOS GENET 14, e1007272. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1007272

Volodin IA, Matrosova VA, Frey R, Kozhevnikova JD, Isaeva IL, Volodina EV (2018): Altai pika (Ochotona alpine) alarm calls: individual acoustic variation and the phenomenon of call-synchronous ear folding behaviour. SCI NAT 105, 40. doi:10.1007/s00114-018-1567-8

Volodina EV, Volodin IA, Chelysheva EV, Frey R, (2018): Hiss and snort call types of wild-living giraffes Giraffa camelopardalis: Acoustic structure and context. BMC RES NOTES 11, 12. doi:10.1186/s13104-017-3103-x


Debebe T, Biagi E, Soverini M, Holtze S, Hildebrandt TB, Birkemeyer C, Wyohannis D, Lemma A, Brigidi P, Savkovic V, König B, Candela M, Birkenmeier G (2017): Unraveling the gut microbiome of the long-lived naked mole-rat. SCI REP 7, 9590. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-10287-0

Holtze S, Lukač M, Cizelj I, Mutschmann F, Szentiks CA, Jelić D, Hermes R, Göritz F, Braude S, Hildebrandt TB (2017): Monitoring health and reproductive status of olms (Proteus anguinus) by ultrasound. PLOS ONE 12, e0182209. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0182209

Jewgenow K, Braun BC, Dehnhard M, Zahmel J, Goeritz F (2017): Research on reproduction is essential for captive breeding of endangered carnivore species. REPROD DOMEST ANIM 52, Suppl. 2, 18-23. doi:10.1111/rda.12836

Potier R, Monge E, Loucachevsky T, Hermes R, Göritz F, Rochel D, Risi E (2017): Effects of deslorelin acetate on plasma testosterone concentrations in captive yellow-bellied sliders (Trachemys scripta sp.). ACTA VET HUNG 65, 440-445. doi:10.1556/004.2017.041

Rickard JP, Ryan G, Hall E, de Graaf SP, Hermes R (2017): Using transrectal ultrasound to examine the effect of exogenous progesterone on early embryonic loss in sheep. PLOS ONE 12. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0183659

Saragusty J, Lemma A, Hildebrandt TB, Göritz F (2017): Follicular size predicts success in artificial insemination with frozen-thawed sperm in donkeys. PLOS ONE 12, e0175637. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0175637

Sibiryakova OV, Volodin IA, Frey R, Zuther S, Kisebaev TB, Salemgareev AR, Volodina EV (2017): Remarkable vocal identity in wild-living mother and neonate saiga antelopes: a specialization for breeding in huge aggregations? SCI NAT 104, 11. doi:10.1007/s00114-017-1433-0

Skulachev VP*, Holtze S*, Vyssokikh MY, Bakeeva LE, Skulachev MV, Markov AV, Hildebrandt TB**, Sadovnichii VA** (2017): Neoteny, Prolongation of youth: From naked mole rats to “naked apes” (humans). PHYSIOL REV 97, 699-720. doi:10.1152/physrev.00040.2015

Stillfried M, Gras P, Börner K, Göritz F, Painer J, Röllig K, Wenzler M, Hofer H, Ortmann S, Kramer-Schadt S (2017): Secrets of success in a landscape of fear: Urban wild boar adjust risk perception and tolerate disturbance. FRONT ECOL EVOL 5,157. doi:10.3389/fevo.2017.00157

Volodin IA, Efremova KO, Frey R, Soldatova NV, Volodina EV (2017): Vocal changes accompanying the descent of the larynx during ontogeny from neonates to adults in male and female goitred gazelles (Gazella subgutturosa). ZOOLOGY 120, 31-41. doi:10.1016/j.zool.2016.09.001

Volodin IA, Sibiryakova OV, Frey R, Efremova KO, Soldatova NV, Zuther S, Kisebaev TB, Salemgareev AR (2017): Individuality of distress and discomfort calls in neonates with bass voices: Wild-living goitred gazelles (Gazella subgutturosa) and saiga antelopes (Saiga tatarica). ETHOLOGY 123, 386-396. doi:10.1111/eth.12607

Volodin IA, Volodina EV, Frey R (2017): Bull bellows and bugles: a remarkable convergence of low and high-frequency vocalizations between male domestic cattle Bos taurus and the rutting calls of Siberian and North American wapiti. BIOACOUSTICS 26, 271-284. doi:10.1080/09524622.2016.1275805

Volodin, IA, Volodina EV, Frey R, Gogoleva SS, Palko IV, Rozhnov VV (2017): Acoustic structure of alarm calls in Indian sambar (Rusa unicolor) and Indian muntjac (Muntiacus vaginalis) in South Vietnam. DOKL BIOL SCI 474, 110-113. doi:10.1134/S0012496617030061 Russische Version: 474, 391-394. doi:10.7868/S0869565217150270

Volodin IA, Volodina EV, Frey R, Kirilyuk VE, Naidenko SV (2017): Unusually high-pitched neonate distress calls of the open-habitat Mongolian gazelle (Procapra gutturosa) and their anatomical and hormonal predictors. SCI NAT 104, 50. doi:10.1007/s00114-017-1471-7


Amelkina O, Zschockelt L, Painer J, Serra R, Villaespesa F, Jewgenow K, Braun BC (2016): Progesterone, estrogen and androgen receptors in the corpus luteum of the domestic cat, Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) and Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx). THERIOGENOLOGY 86, 2107-2118. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.06.026

Arav A, Saragusty J (2016): Directional freezing of sperm and associated derived technologies. ANIM REPROD SCI 169, 6-13. doi:10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.02.007

Bens M, Sahm A, Groth M, Jahn N, Morhart M, Holtze S, Hildebrandt TB, Platzer M, Szafranski K (2016): FRAMA: from RNA-seq data to annotated mRNA assemblies. BMC GENOMICS 17, 54. doi:10.1186/s12864-015-2349-8

Debebe T, Holtze S, Morhart M, Hildebrandt TB, Rodewald S, Huse K, Platzer M, Wyohannes D, Yirga S, Lemma A, Thieme R, König B, Birkenmeier G (2016): Analysis of cultivable microbiota and diet intake pattern of the long-lived naked mole-rat. GUT PATHOG 8, 1. doi:10.1186/s13099-016-0107-3

Dziegelewska M, Holtze S, Vole C, Wachter U, Menzel U, Morhart M, Groth M, Szafranski K, Sahm A, Sponholz C, Dammann P, Huse K, Hildebrandt T, Platzer M (2016): Low sulfide levels and a high degree of cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) activation by S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) in the long-lived naked mole-rat. REDOX BIOL 8, 192-198. doi:10.1016/j.redox.2016.01.008

Efremova KO, Frey R, Volodin IA, Fritsch G, Soldatova NV, Volodina EV (2016): The postnatal ontogeny of the sexually dimorphic vocal apparatus in goitred gazelles (Gazella subgutturosa). J MORPHOL 277, 826-844. doi:10.1002/jmor.20538

Flöter VL, Galateanu G, Fürst RW, Seidlová-Wuttke D, Wuttke W, Möstl E, Hildebrandt TB, Ulbrich SE (2016): Sex-specific effects of low-dose gestational estradiol-17beta exposure on bone development in porcine offspring. TOXICOLOGY 366, 60-67. doi:10.1016/j.tox.2016.07.012

Frey R, Volodin IA, Fritsch G, Volodina EV (2016): Potential sources of high frequency and biphonic vocalization in the dhole (Cuon alpinus). PLOS ONE 11, e0146330. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146330

Garcia Montero A, Vole C, Burda H, Malkemper EP, Holtze S, Morhart M, Saragusty J, Hildebrandt TB, Begall S (2016): Non-breeding eusocial mole-rats produce viable sperm - Spermiogram and functional testicular morphology of Fukomys anselli. PLOS ONE 11, e0150112. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150112

Goettling J, Goeritz F, Jewgenow K, Painer J (2016): Serum chemistry and haematology for female Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx). EUR J WILDL RES 62, 365-367. doi:10.1007/s10344-016-0990-4

Hermes R, Schwarzenberger F, Göritz F, Oh S, Fernandes T, Bernardino R, Leclerc A, Greunz E, Mathew A, Forsyth S, Saragusty J, Hildebrandt TB (2016): Ovarian down regulation by GnRF vaccination decreases reproductive tract tumour size in female white and greater one-horned rhinoceroces. PLOS ONE 11, e0157963. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157963

Holtze S, Eldarov CM, Vays VB, Vangeli IM, Vysokikh MYu, Bakeeva LE, Skulachev VP, and Hildebrandt TB (2016): Study of age-dependent structural and functional changes of mitochondria in skeletal muscles and heart of naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber). BIOCHEM-MOSCOW 81, 1429-1437. doi:10.1134/S000629791612004X

Kretzschmar P, Kramer-Schadt S, Ambu L, Bender J, Bohm T, Ernsing M, Göritz F, Hermes R, Payne J, Schaffer N, Thayaparan ST, Zainuddin ZZ, Hildebrandt TB, Hofer H (2016): The catastrophic decline of the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni) in Sabah: Historic exploitation, reduced female reproductive performance and population viability. GLOB ECOL CONSERV 6, 257-275. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2016.02.006

Prieto-Pablos MT, Sánchez-Calabuig MJ, Hildebrandt TB, Göritz F, Ortmann S, Eder S, Santiago-Moreno J, Hermes R, Saragusty J (2016): Cryopreservation of captive roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) semen. THERIOGENOLOGY 86, 695-703. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.02.023

Reby D, Wyman MT, Frey R, Passilongo D, Gilbert J, Locatelli Y, Charlton BD (2016): Evidence of biphonation and source-filter interactions in the bugles of male North American wapiti (Cervus canadensis). J EXP BIOL 219, 1224-1236. doi:10.1242/jeb.131219

Saragusty J, Diecke S, Drukker M, Durrant B, Ben-Nun I, Galli C, Göritz F, Hayashi K, Hermes R, Holtze S, Johnson S, Lazzari G, Loi P, Loring JF, Okita K, Renfree MB, Seet S, Voracek T, Stejskal J, Ryder OA, Hildebrandt TB (2016): Rewinding the process of mammalian extinction. ZOO BIOL 35, 280-292. doi:10.1002/zoo.21284

Saragusty J, Osmers J-H, Hildebrandt TB (2016): Controlled ice nucleation - is it really needed for large-volume sperm cryopreservation? THERIOGENOLOGY 85, 1328-1333. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2015.12.019

Weyrich A, Lenz D, Jeschek M, Chung TH, Rübensam K, Göritz F, Jewgenow K, Fickel J (2016): Paternal intergenerational epigenetic response to heat exposure in male wild guinea pigs. MOL ECOL 25, 1729-1740. doi:10.1111/mec.13494


Abdelgawad A, Hermes R, Damiani A, Lamglait B, Czirják GÁ, East M, Aschenborn O, Wenker C, Kasem S, Osterrieder N, Greenwood AD (2015): Comprehensive serology based on a peptide ELISA to assess the prevalence of closely related equine herpesviruses in zoo and wild animals. PLOS ONE 10, e0138370. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138370

Amelkina O, Zschockelt L, Painer J, Serra R, Villaespesa F, Braun BC, Jewgenow K (2015): Apoptosis-related factors in the luteal phase of the domestic cat and their involvement in the persistence of corpora lutea in lynx. PLOS ONE 10, e0143414. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143414

Prieto MT, Saragusty J, Santiago-Moreno J, Stagegaard J, Goeritz F, Hildebrandt TB, Hermes R (2015): Cryopreservation of onager (Equus hemionus onager) epididymal spermatozoa. J ZOO WILDL MED 46, 517-525. doi:10.1638/2014-0243.1

Saragusty J, Prieto MT, Courtiol A, Potier R, Göritz F, Hildebrandt TB, Hermes R (2015): Sperm rescue in wild African elephants. REPROD FERTIL DEV 28, 1433-1442. doi:10.1071/RD14378

Schwarz D, Kosch JCD, Fritsch G, Hildebrandt T (2015): Dentition and tooth replacement of Dicraeosaurus hansemanni (Dinosauria, Sauropoda, Diplodocoidea) from the Tendaguru Formation of Tanzania. J VERT PALEONTOL 35. doi:10.1080/02724634.2015.1008134

Thieme R, Kurz S, Kolb M, Debebe T, Holtze S, Morhart M, Huse K, Szafranski K, Platzer M, Hildebrandt TB, Birkenmeier G (2015): Analysis of alpha-2 macroglobulin from the long-lived and cancer-resistant naked mole-rat and human plasma. PLOS ONE 10, e0130470. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130470

Zaytseva AS, Volodin IA, Mason MJ, Frey R, Fritsch G, Ilchenko OG, Volodina EV (2015): Vocal development during postnatal growth and ear morphology in a shrew that generates seismic vibrations, Diplomesodon pulchellum. BEHAV PROCESS 118, 130-141. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2015.06.012

Zschockelt L, Amelkina O, Koster S, Painer J, Okuyama MW, Serra R, Vargas A, Jewgenow K, Braun BC (2015): Comparative analysis of intraluteal steroidogenic enzymes emphasises the functionality of fresh and persistent corpora lutea during pro- and metoestrus in the lynx. J STEROID BIOCHEM MOL BIOL 154, 75-84. doi:10.1016/j.jsbmb.2015.07.001


Flores Landaverde LE, Hildebrandt TB, Kühl AA, Drews B (2014): Early detection and staging of spontaneous embryo resorption by ultrasound biomicroscopy in murine pregnancy. REPROD BIOL ENDOCRINOL 12. doi:10.1186/1477-7827-12-38

Galateanu G, Hermes R, Saragusty J, Göritz F, Potier R, Mulot B, Maillot A, Etienne P, Bernardino R, Fernandes T, Mews J, Hildebrandt TB (2014): Rhinoceros Feet Step Out of a Rule-of-Thumb: A Wildlife Imaging Pioneering Approach of Synchronized Computed Tomography-Digital Radiography. PLOS ONE 9, e100415. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100415

Hänsch M, Simon P, Schön J, Kaese M, Braun BC, Jewgenow K, Göritz F, Küpper J, Ahmadvand N, Geyer R, Middendorff R, Müller K, Galuska SP (2014): Polysialylation of NCAM correlates with onset and termination of seasonal spermatogenesis in roe deer. GLYCOBIOLOGY 24, 488-493. doi:10.1093/glycob/cwu023

Hermes R, Göritz F, Saragusty J, Stoops MA, Hildebrandt TB (2014): Reproductive tract tumours: The scourge of woman reproduction ails Indian rhinoceroses. PLOS ONE 9, e92595. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092595

Jewgenow K, Painer J, Amelkina O, Dehnhard M, Göritz F (2014): Lynx reproduction - long-lasting life cycle of Corpora lutea in a feline species. REPROD BIOL 14, 83-88. doi:10.1016/j.repbio.2014.03.002

Lüders I, Hildebrandt TB, Gray C, Botha S, Rich P, Niemuller C (2014): Supression of testicular function in a male Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) treated with gonadotropin-releasing hormone vaccines. J ZOO WILDL MED 45, 611-619. doi:10.1638/2013-0233r.1

Müller K, Koster S, Painer J, Söderberg A, Gavier-Widèn D, Dehnhard M, Jewgenow K (2014): Testosterone production and spermatogenesis in free-ranging Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) throughout the year. EUR J WILDL RES 60, 569-577. doi:10.1007/s10344-014-0821-4

Painer J, Jewgenow K, Dehnhard M, Arnemo JM, Linnell JDC, Odden J, Hildebrandt TB, Göritz F (2014): Physiologically persistent Corpora lutea in Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) - Longitudinal ultrasound and endocrine examinations intra-vitam. PLOS ONE 9, e90469. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090469

Painer J, Göritz F, Dehnhard M, Hildebrandt TB, Naidenko SV, Sánchez I, Quevedo Muñoz MA, Jewgenow K (2014): Hormone-induced luteolysis on physiologically persisting Corpora lutea in Eurasian and Iberian Lynx (Lynx lynx and L. pardinus). THERIOGENOLOGY 82, 557-562. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2014.05.004

Prieto MT, Sanchez-Calabuig MJ, Hildebrandt TB, Santiago-Moreno J, Saragusty J (2014): Sperm cryopreservation in wild animals. EUR J WILDL RES 60, 851-864. doi:10.1007/s10344-014-0858-4

Saragusty J, Shavit-Meyrav A, Yamaguchi N, Nadler R, Bdolah-Abram T, Gibeon L, Hildebrandt TB, Shamir MH (2014): Comparative skull analysis suggests species-specific captivity related malformation in lions (Panthera leo). PLOS ONE 9, e94527. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094527

Schumann K, Guenther A, Göritz F, Jewgenow K (2014): Characterisation of fetal growth by repeated ultrasound measurements in the wild guinea pig (Cavia aperea). THERIOGENOLOGY 82, 742-749. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2014.05.007

Volodin IA, Sibiryakova OV, Kokshunova LE, Frey R, Volodina EV (2014): Nasal and oral calls in mother and young trunknosed saiga antelopes, Saiga tatarica. BIOACOUSTICS 23, 79-98. doi:10.1080/09524622.2013.826598

Walzer C, Petit T, Stalder GL, Horowitz I, Saragusty J, Hermes R (2014): Surgical castration of the male common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius). THERIOGENOLOGY 81, 514-518. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2013.10.018

Witzmann F, Schwarz-Wings D, Hampe O, Fritsch G, Asbach P (2014): Evidence of spondyloarthropathy in the spine of a phytosaur (Reptilia: Archosauriformes) from the Late Triassic of Halberstadt, Germany. PLOS ONE 9, e85511. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085511


Arav A, Saragusty J (2013): Directional freezing of spermatozoa and embryos. REPROD FERTIL DEV 26, 83-90. doi:10.1071/RD13295

Charlton BD, Frey R, McKinnon AJ, Fritsch G, Fitch WT, Reby D (2013): Koalas use a novel vocal organ to produce unusually low-pitched mating calls. CURR BIOL 23, 1035-1036. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2013.10.069

Drews B, Roellig K, Menzies BR, Shaw G, Büntjen I, Herbert CA, Hildebrandt TB, Renfree MB (2013): Ultrasonography of wallaby prenatal development shows that the climb to the pouch begins in utero. SCI REP 3, 1458. doi:10.1038/srep01458

Frey R, Riede R (2013): The anatomy of vocal divergence in north american elk and european red deer. J MORPHOL 274, 307-319. doi:10.1002/jmor.20092

Galateanu G, Apelt D, Aizenberg I, Saragusty J, Hildebrandt TB (2013): Canine tarsal architecture as revealed by high-resolution computed tomography. VET J 196, 374-380. doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.10.027

Galateanu G, Hildebrandt TB, Maillot A, Etienne P, Potier R, Mulot B, Saragusty J, Hermes R (2013): One small step for rhinos, one giant leap for wildlife management - imaging diagnosis of bone pathology in distal limb. PLOS ONE 8, e68493. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068493

Herbst TC, Svec JG, Lohscheller J, Frey R, Gumpenberger M, Stoeger AS, Fitch WT (2013): Complex vibratory patterns in an elephant larynx. J EXP BIOL 216, 4054-4064. doi:10.1242/jeb.091009

Hermes R, Saragusty J, Göritz F, Bartels P, Potier R, Baker B, Streich WJ, Hildebrandt TB (2013): Freezing African elephant semen as a new population management tool. PLOS ONE 8, e57616. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057616

Mossa F, Carter F, Walsh SW, Kenny DA, Smith GW, Ireland JL, Hildebrandt TB, Lonergan P, Ireland JJ, Evans AC (2013): Maternal undernutrition in cows impairs ovarian and cardiovascular systems in their offspring. BIOL REPROD 88, 92, 1-9. doi:10.1095/biolreprod.112.107235

Nimptsch A, Fuchs B, Süß R, Zschörnig K, Jakop U, Göritz F, Schiller J, Müller K (2013): A simple method to identify ether lipids in spermatozoa samples by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. ANAL BIOANAL CHEM 405, 6675-6682. doi:10.1007/s00216-013-7147-z

Regnault S, Hermes R, Hildebrandt TB, Hutchinson J, Weller R (2013): Osteopathology in the feet of rhinoceroses: Lesion type and distribution. J ZOO WILDL MED 44, 918-927. doi:10.1638/2012-0277R1.1

Santiago-Moreno J, Castaño C, Toledano-Díaz A, Esteso MC, López-Sebastián A, Guerra R, Ruiz MJ, Mendoza N, Luna C, Cebrián-Pérez JA, Hildebrandt TB (2013): Cryopreservation of aoudad (Ammotragus lervia sahariensis) sperm obtained by transrectal ultrasound-guided massage of the accessory sex glands and electroejaculation. THERIOGENOLOGY 79, 383-391. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2012.10.011

Schröder K, Drews B, Röllig K, Göritz F, Hildebrandt TB (2013): Embryonic resorption in context to intragestational corpus luteum regression: a longitudinal ultrasonographic study in the European brown hare (Lepus europaeus PALLAS, 1778). THERIOGENOLOGY 80, 479-486. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2013.05.010

Trinogga A, Fritsch G, Hofer H, Krone O (2013): Are lead-free hunting rifle bullets as effective at killing wildlife as conventional lead bullets? A comparison based on wound size and morphology. SCI TOTAL ENVIRON 443, 226-232. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.10.084

Voigt CC, Klöckner P, Touma C, Neuschl C, Brockmann G, Göritz F, Palme R, Thomsen R (2013): Hormonal stress response of laboratory mice to conventional and minimally invasive bleeding techniques. ANIM WELFARE 22, 449-455. doi:10.7120/09627286.22.4.449

Volodin IA, Volodina EV, Frey R, Carranza J, Torres-Porras J (2013): Spectrographic analysis points to source-filter coupling in rutting roars of Iberian red deer. ACTA ETHOL 16, 57-63. doi:10.1007/s10211-012-0133-1

Volodin IA, Volodina EV, Frey R, Maymanakova IL (2013): Vocal activity and acoustic structure of the rutting calls of Siberian wapiti (Cervus elaphus sibiricus) and their imitation with a hunting luring instrument. RUSS J THERIOL 12, 99-106.