Celina M Junges

Celina M Junges
LEcEn - ICiVet (Conicet-UNL)

Dra. Ciencias Biológicas

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The SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant has increased infectivity and immune escape compared with previous variants, and caused the surge of massive COVID-19 waves globally. Despite a vast majority (~90%) of the population of Santa Fe city, Argentina had been vaccinated and/or had been infected by SARS-CoV-2 when Omicron emerged, the epidemic wave that foll...
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The SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern Omicron has increased infectivity and immune escape compared with previous variants. Despite a vast majority (∼90%) of the population of Santa Fe city (Argentina) had been vaccinated and/or had been infected by SARS-CoV-2 prior to the arrival of Omicron, the epidemic wave caused by this variant was by far the large...
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American foulbrood caused by Paenibacillus larvae brings with it several problems on beekeepers for the use of synthetic antibiotics, likewise led to the appearance of resistant strains and the presence of chemical residues in the commercial products of the hive. In recent years, the use of natural compounds for the control of P. larvae has increas...
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In the present study, LSV could be detected in most of the provinces analyzed except in the Province of Buenos Aires. Unfortunately, it was not possible to access a broader sampling, having at least two sets of samples (summer and winter) per year of sampling, and from the same apiaries, to be able to observe the seasonal dynamics of the virus; sin...
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Among the measures used to manage mosquito populations and prevent human diseases, the application of pesticides is the global strategy mostly employed. To investigate the lethal and sublethal effects of insecticides used to control mosquitoes on amphibians (Rhinella arenarum, Rhinella fernandezae, and Physalaemus albonotatus), tadpoles were expose...
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The ecological risks posed by two β-diketone antibiotics (DKAs, enrofloxacin, ENR and ciprofloxacin, CPX), characterized by their long persistence in aqueous environments and known deleterious effect on model organisms such as zebrafish were analysed using Rhinella arenarum larvae. Sublethal tests were conducted using environmentally relevant conce...
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We investigated the effects of exposure to molluscicidal metaldehyde (MET) on golden apple snail (GAS) Pomacea canaliculata and Rhinella arenarum tadpoles by assessing mortality and/or other effects via: acute toxicity assays; B-esterase activities (acetilcholinesterase (AChE) and carboxilesterase (CbE)) and oxidative responses (glutathione-S-trans...
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An outdoor microcosm was performed with tadpoles (Rhinella arenarum) exposed to 125 μg L À 1 chlor-pyrifos and fed two types of food, i.e., lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and a formulated commercial pellet. Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and carboxylesterase (CbE) activities were measured in liver and intestine after 10 days of pesticide exposure. Non-expos...
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We report complete albinism in Leptodactylus chaquensis (Cei, 1950; Amphibia, Anura) larvae. Two foam nests were collected from an urban lake and maintained in outdoor tanks during metamorphosis. Different proportions of albino larvae and metamorphs occurred. This is the first observation of several larvae of L. chaquensis with albinisms from an ur...
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To navigate in space most vertebrates need precise positional cues provided by a variety of sensors, including structures in the inner ear, which are exquisitely sensitive to gravity and linear acceleration. Although these structures have been described in many vertebrates, no information is available for anuran larvae. The purpose of our study was...
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Amphibians have complex life cycles with aquatic and terrestrial life and uncovered skins; therefore, they are exposed to chemical contamination, where dermal exposure is a significant route for pesticide uptake in both habitats. In this study, measurements in blood samples such as levels of butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), carboxylesterase (CbE), glu...
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The relationship between male gonadal abnormalities and habitats with different degrees of agricultural activities was quantified in two anuran species, Rhinella fernandezae and Dendropsophus sanborni. The study sites were selected along a gradient of increasing agricultural land use in south-western Entre Ríos province (Argentina): an agroecosyste...
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The assessment of micronucleated erythrocytes (ME) in blood represents a widely used method for the detection of chromosomal damage by chemical agents, such as herbicides that may occur as water contaminants. We investigated the changes in some circulating blood-cell parameters of tadpoles of the common toad (Rhinella arenarum) that were exposed du...
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We determined basal levels of cholinesterase (ChE) and carboxylesterase (CbEs; two substrates: α-naphthyl acetate and 4-nitrophenylvalerate) in different tissues of tadpoles and adults of the frog Pseudis paradoxa and evaluated their use as complementary biomarkers of anti-cholinesterase pesticide exposure. ChE and CbEs sensitivity to malaoxon was...
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The assessment of micronucleated erythrocytes (ME) in blood represents a widely used method for the detection of chromosomal damage by chemical agents, such as herbicides that may occur as water contaminants. We investigated the changes in some circulating blood-cell parameters of tadpoles of the common toad (Rhinella arenarum) that were exposed du...
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Se estimó y se comparó la edad y tamaño corporal en la madurez sexual, longevidad y potencial reproductivo en 2 especies de anfibios Leptodactylus latinasus y Leptodactylus mystacinus provenientes de un cultivo de soja (CS) y una reserva natural Parque General San Martín (PGSM) (Entre Ríos-Argentina), usando técnicas de esqueletocronología. La edad...
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Different biological variables of tadpoles, including survival, development and growth rates, and biomarkers [cholinesterases, glutathione-S-transferases (GST), and blood cell morphology] were evaluated in two anuran species, Scinax squalirostris (Hylidae) and Leptodactylus mystacinus (Leptodactylidae), using in situ experimental chambers in a rice...
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Sediments are important elements of aquatic ecosystems and in general sediments accumulate diverse toxic substances. Amphibians potentially have a greater risk of exposure to contaminants in sediments, and the test of sediments provides first lines of evidences. Sediment outdoor microcosm experiments were conducted to analyze biological endpoints (...
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Agriculture can modify natural systems through habitat loss and fragmentation, as well as through the effect of agrochemicals on biological traits such as reproduction. We studied anuran diversity and reproduction of assemblages from 3 sites with different degrees of agricultural activities (an agroecosystem, a transitional area, and a natural fore...
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In this study, amphibian tadpoles of Hypsiboas pulchellus were exposed to herbicide Liberty(®), which contains glufosinate ammonium (GLA), for 48 h to the following concentrations: 0 (control), 3.55, 4.74, 6.32, 8.43, 11.25, 15, 20, 26.6, and 35.5 mg GLA L(-1). Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) activities, as well as swim...
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We investigated the effects of four commercial formulations of herbicides (glyphosate [GLY], metsulfuron-methyl [MET], bispyribac-sodium [BIS], and picloram [PIC]) individually, and in three 50:50 mixtures (GLY–MET, GLY–BIS, GLY–PIC) on the common toad Rhinella arenarum (Anura: Bufonidae) tadpoles. Enzymatic parameters such as, glutathione S-transf...
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The H(2)O(2)/UVC process was applied to the photodegradation of a commercial formulation of glyphosate in water. Two organisms (Vibrio fischeri bacteria and Rhinella arenarum tadpoles) were used to investigate the toxicity of glyphosate in samples M(1,) M(2), and M(3) following different photodegradation reaction times (120, 240 and 360 min, respec...
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A más de una década de la primera Lista Roja de herpetofauna propuesta por la Asociación Herpetológica Argentina (Lavilla et al., 2000), se recategorizaron los anfibios a partir de nueva información taxonómica, biogeográfica, bio-ecológica y de modificaciones metodológicas respecto a la evaluación anterior. Mediante la participación de 35 especiali...
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Trombiculid mites are known to parasitize a variety of amphibian species; however, few comparisons of mite parasitism among sites have been made. Here, Hannemania sp. parasitism in frogs (Leptodactylus chaquensis) inhabiting agroecosystems from mideastern Argentina was described. A total of 40 adult frogs (22 females and 18 males) were analyzed to...
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We herein report on the first west-southern most record of Argenteohyla siemersi pederseni in Argentina. This finding was recorded ca. 250 km far from the nearest known locality in Corrientes, and also enlarges the distribution range for including for the Santa Fe Province.
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We determined normal plasma butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), carboxylesterase (CbE using α-NA substrate), and glutathione S-transferase (GST) activities in Caiman latirostris and Phrynops hilarii to obtain reference values for organophosphorus (OP) pesticide monitoring. BChE and CbE sensitivity to malaoxon was also evaluated. C. latirostris (N = 12; s...
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We present the first compilation and analysis of cases of morphologically abnormal anurans from the mideastern region of Argentina (Córdoba, Santa Fe, and Entre Ríos Provinces). We sampled for abnormal individuals at 51 sites in agricultural, suburban, and forest settings between January 2000 and December 2009. We recorded 71 abnormal individuals,...
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Activity of B-esterases (BChE: butyrylcholinesterase and CbE: carboxylesterase using two model substrates: α-naphthyl acetate and 4-nitrophenyl valerate) in a native frog, Leptodactylus chaquensis from rice fields (RF1: methamidophos and RF2: cypermethrin and endosulfan sprayed by aircraft) and non-contaminated area (pristine forest) was measured....
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Mortality of vertebrates was monitored on 2 roads (National Road 168; NR168 and Provincial Road 1; PR1) in Santa Fe Province (Argentina) from October 2007 to August 2008. These roads differed in traffic volume and surrounding landscape management conditions. We also investigated the influence of environmental variables (mean monthly air temperature...
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Mortality of vertebrates was monitored on 2 roads (National Road 168; NR168 and Provincial Road 1; PR1) in Santa Fe Province (Argentina) from October 2007 to August 2008. These roads differed in traffic volume and surrounding landscape management conditions. We also investigated the influence of environmental variables (mean monthly air temperature...
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In this study, we determined normal serum butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) and carboxylesterase (CbE) activities in Tupinambis merianae in order to obtain reference values for organophosphorus pesticide monitoring. Forty-two T. merianae individuals were grouped by sex and size to identify potential differences in their enzyme levels to allow for proper...
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In this study, amphibian tadpoles Rhinella arenarum were exposed to different concentrations of Roundup Ultra-Max (ULT), Infosato (INF), Glifoglex, and C-K YUYOS FAV. Tadpoles were exposed to these commercial formulations with glyphosate (CF-GLY) at the following concentrations (acid equivalent [ae]): 0 (control), 1.85, 3.75, 7.5, 15, 30, 60, 120,...
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Hematology and blood cell cytochemistry of Rhinella fernandezae (Amphibia: Anura) from Espinal and Delta-Islands of Paraná River, Argentina. The description of amphibian hematology is scarce and most of these studies have been done in species from North America, Asia and Europe. With the purpose to obtain basic hematological information of Rhinella...
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The description of amphibian hematology is scarce and most of these studies have been done in species from North America, Asia and Europe. With the purpose to obtain basic hematological information of Rhinella fernandezae, 23 blood samples from Santa Fe and Entre Rios natural reserves were studied. Blood of each individual was extracted by cardiac...
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The conversion of forests to agroecosystems presents a challenge for biodiversity conservation. In this study, the feeding habits of three species of anurans (Rhinella fernandezae, Odontophrynus americanus and Physalaemus albonotatus) were compared between a soybean field and a native forest in Santa Fe Province, Argentina. Our dietary assessment i...
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Soybean fields provide habitats for many species of amphibians. However, the persistence and health of amphibian populations may be at risk from the increasing use of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals. We examined the activities of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), and carboxylesterases (CbEs) in 11 syntopic speci...
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Environmental contaminants can disrupt interactions between aquatic species by altering community structure. We explored predator-prey interactions between marbled swamp juvenile eels (Synbranchus marmoratus; predator) and anuran tadpoles (Hypsiboas pulchellus; prey) in relation to two aspects: the importance of lateral line in the predator and whe...
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We determined the levels of brain acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and tail butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) activities in tadpoles of Odontophrynus americanus exposed to a commercial formulation of fenitrothion. The mean brain AChE activities in the controls tadpoles varied from 6.91 to 6.39 micromol min(-1) mg(-1) protein, whereas tail BChE activities ran...

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