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A multi-disciplinary approach to the study of amphibian diversification: phase 2

Grant number: 18/15425-0
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants - Phase 2
Duration: May 01, 2019 - April 30, 2025
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Taran Grant
Grantee:Taran Grant
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers: Almut Kelber ; Carlos Alberto Gonçalves Silva Jared ; Julian Faivovich ; Mariana Lúcio Lyra ; Marta Maria Antoniazzi ; Michele Pierotti ; Ralph Saporito
Associated research grant:12/10000-5 - A multi-disciplinary approach to the study of amphibian diversification, AP.JP
Associated scholarship(s):22/13952-9 - Technical Training (TT3) Scholarship: Specimen Collection, Preparation, Databasing, and Live Animal Husbandry, BP.TT
22/02789-0 - Lost biodiversity in the genomic age: contributions from historical DNA to the systematics of rare and extinct frogs, BP.DD
21/14522-5 - Do sympatric poison frogs (Anura: Dendrobatidae) have similar chemical defenses?, BP.IC
+ associated scholarships 21/14284-7 - Chemical defense of Brachycephalus: evaluation of tetrodotoxin quantities, aposematism and palatability (Anura, Brachycephalidae), BP.DD
21/03515-8 - Hydroxylation of PTX (+)-251D in Adelphobates galactonotus, BP.MS
21/01015-8 - Technical Training (TT3) Scholarship: Specimen Collection, Preparation, Databasing, and Live Animal Husbandry, BP.TT
19/15910-9 - Technical training (TT3) scholarship: specimen collection, preparation, databasing, and live animal husbandry, BP.TT
19/15969-3 - Tissue management, databasing and molecular biology, BP.TT - associated scholarships

Abstract

This project is developed along three overlapping and interrelated lines of investigation: amphibian systematics, chemical defense, and ecology and conservation biology. We will set up a cleanroom laboratory to obtain DNA sequences from historical museum specimens and will develop and implement procedures to obtain DNA sequences from a new set of 1041 nuclear DNA markers using next-generation sequencing methods. In addition to general studies of phenomic characters for phylogenetic analysis, we will study amphibian visual ecology and evolution, focusing especially on taxa that differ in key ecological traits, including diel activity and diet, and the changes the visual system undergoes during metamorphosis. We will also study the evolution of amphibian skin, focusing specifically on the morphology of glands used in breeding and chemical defense. A central analytical goal will be to understand the impact, relative to both method of DNA sequence alignment and phylogenetic optimality criterion, of comparatively small phenomic data partitions on the results of total evidence phylogenetic analyses when combined with much larger genomic data partitions. We will employ comparative and experimental approaches to document and explain variation in lipophilic alkaloid-based and tetrodotoxin-based chemical defenses at different temporal and spatial scales. Finally, we will install audio recording stations for long-term, continuous monitoring of anuran populations in stream, pond, and forest habitats within the Boracéia Biological Station, enabling us to quantify diel, seasonal, annual, and long-term variation in amphibian activity at each site. (AU)

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Scientific publications (34)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FAIVOVICH, JULIAN; PINHEIRO, PAULO D. P.; LYRA, MARIANA L.; PEREYRA, MARTIN O.; BALDO, DIEGO; MUNOZ, ARTURO; REICHLE, STEFFEN; BRANDAO, REUBER A.; GIARETTA, ARIOVALDO A.; THOME, MARIA TEREZA C.; et al. Phylogenetic relationships of the Boana pulchella Group (Anura: Hylidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 155, . (18/18473-6, 19/25061-9, 13/50741-7, 18/15425-0, 17/26162-8)
DE SOUZA CAVALCANTI, ISABELA RODRIGUES; CELESTE LUNA, MARIA; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN; GRANT, TARAN. tructure and evolution of the sexually dimorphic integumentary swelling on the hands of dendrobatid poison frogs and their relatives (Amphibia: Anura: Dendrobatoidea. Journal of Anatomy, v. 240, n. 3, . (15/21007-9, 18/15425-0, 12/10000-5)
MACHADO, DENIS JACOB; DE LUNA MARQUES, FERNANDO PORTELLA; JIMENEZ-FERBANS, LARRY; GRANT, TARAN. An empirical test of the relationship between the bootstrap and likelihood ratio support in maximum likelihood phylogenetic analysis. CLADISTICS, . (18/15425-0, 15/18654-2, 13/05958-8, 12/10000-5)
ELIAS-COSTA, AGUSTIN J.; ARAUJO-VIEIRA, KATYUSCIA; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN. Evolution of the strikingly diverse submandibular muscles in Anura. CLADISTICS, . (14/50342-8, 12/10000-5, 13/50741-7, 18/15425-0)
KATYUSCIA ARAUJO-VIEIRA; JOSÉ P. POMBAL JR.; ULISSES CARAMASCHI; GABRIEL NOVAES-E-FAGUNDES; VICTOR G.D. ORRICO; JULIÁN FAIVOVICH. A neotype for Hyla x-signata Spix, 1824 (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo), v. 60, . (18/15425-0, 14/50342-8, 13/50741-7)
PEREYRA, MARTIN O.; BLOTTO, BORIS L.; BALDO, DIEGO; CHAPARRO, JUAN C.; RON, SANTIAGO R.; ELIAS-COSTA, AGUSTIN J.; IGLESIAS, PATRICIA P.; VENEGAS, PABLO J.; THOME, MARIA TEREZA C.; OSPINA-SARRIA, JHON JAIRO; et al. VOLUTION IN THE GENUS RHINELLA: A TOTAL EVIDENCE PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF NEOTROPICAL TRUE TOADS (ANURA: BUFONIDAE. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, n. 447, p. 1-155, . (12/10000-5, 14/03585-2, 15/11237-7, 13/20423-3, 16/25070-0, 13/50741-7, 18/15425-0)
ELIAS-COSTA, AGUSTIN J.; ARAUJO-VIEIRA, KATYUSCIA; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN. Evolution of the strikingly diverse submandibular muscles in Anura. CLADISTICS, v. 37, n. 5, p. 489-517, . (12/10000-5, 13/50741-7, 18/15425-0, 14/50342-8)
GRANT, TARAN; BOLIVAR-GARCIA, WILMAR. A new species of Leucostethus (Anura, Dendrobatidae) from Gorgona Island, Colombia. ZOOKEYS, n. 1057, p. 185-208, . (12/10000-5, 18/15425-0)
ANDRADE LACERDA, JOAO VICTOR; FERREIRA, RODRIGO B.; ARAUJO-VIEIRA, KATYUSCIA; ZOCCA, CASSIO; LOURENCO, ANA CAROLINA C.. A New Species of Scinax Wagler (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae) from the Atlantic Forest, Southeastern Brazil. ICHTHYOLOGY AND HERPETOLOGY, v. 109, n. 2, p. 522-536, . (13/50741-7, 12/25427-4, 18/15425-0, 14/50342-8)
BLOTTO, BORIS L.; BIJU, S. D.; PEREYRA, MARTIN O.; ARAUJO-VIEIRA, KATYUSCIA; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN; GRANT, TARAN. and and foot musculature of Sooglossoidea: synapomorphies, convergences and hind limb digging behaviour in anuran. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 135, n. 2, p. 336-393, . (18/15425-0, 16/21401-1, 15/11237-7, 13/20423-3, 12/10000-5, 19/24979-2)
STRAUBE, NICOLAS; LYRA, MARIANA L.; PAIJMANS, JOHANNA L. A.; PREICK, MICHAELA; BASLER, NIKOLAS; PENNER, JOHANNES; RODEL, MARK-OLIVER; WESTBURY, V, MICHAEL; HADDAD, CELIO F. B.; BARLOW, AXEL; et al. Successful application of ancient DNA extraction and library construction protocols to museum wet collection specimens. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY RESOURCES, . (13/50741-7, 17/26162-8, 18/15425-0)
DOS SANTOS DIAS, PEDRO HENRIQUE; CANDIOTI, FLORENCIA VERA; SABBAG, ARIADNE FARES; COLACO, GUSTAVO; DA SILVA, HELIO RICARDO; HADDAD, CELIO F. BAPTISTA; TELLES DE CARVALHO-E-SILVA, ANA MARIA PAULINO; GRANT, TARAN. Life on the edge: Tadpoles of Cycloramphidae (Amphibia; Anura), anatomy, systematics, functional morphology, and comments on the evolution of semiterrestrial tadpoles. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH, v. 59, n. 6, p. 1297-1321, . (18/15425-0, 13/50741-7, 15/11239-0, 12/10000-5, 13/20420-4)
ARECO GOMES MOURA, PEDRO HENRIQUE; ELIAS-COSTA, AGUSTIN J.; NUNES, IVAN; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN. Diversity and evolution of the extraordinary vocal sacs of casque-headed treefrogs (Anura: Hylidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 134, n. 2, p. 423-442, . (18/15425-0, 12/10000-5, 14/50342-8, 13/50741-7)
DOS SANTOS DIAS, PEDRO HENRIQUE; CANDIOTI, FLORENCIA VERA; SABBAG, ARIADNE FARES; COLACO, GUSTAVO; DA SILVA, HELIO RICARDO; HADDAD, CELIO F. BAPTISTA; TELLES DE CARVALHO-E-SILVA, ANA MARIA PAULINO; GRANT, TARAN. Life on the edge: Tadpoles of Cycloramphidae (Amphibia; Anura), anatomy, systematics, functional morphology, and comments on the evolution of semiterrestrial tadpoles. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH, . (18/15425-0, 12/10000-5, 13/20420-4, 15/11239-0, 13/50741-7)
BLOTTO, BORIS L.; LYRA, MARIANA L.; CARDOSO, MONICA C. S.; RODRIGUES, MIGUEL TREFAUT; DIAS, IURI R.; MARCIANO-JR, EUVALDO; DAL VECHIO, FRANCISCO; ORRICO, VICTOR G. D.; BRANDAO, REUBER A.; DE ASSIS, CLODOALDO LOPES; et al. The phylogeny of the Casque-headed Treefrogs (Hylidae: Hylinae: Lophyohylini). CLADISTICS, v. 37, n. 1, p. 36-72, . (03/10335-8, 13/50741-7, 11/50146-6, 12/12500-5, 18/15425-0, 13/20423-3, 14/50342-8, 12/10000-5, 17/26162-8)
STRAUBE, NICOLAS; LYRA, MARIANA L.; PAIJMANS, JOHANNA L. A.; PREICK, MICHAELA; BASLER, NIKOLAS; PENNER, JOHANNES; RODEL, MARK-OLIVER; WESTBURY, V, MICHAEL; HADDAD, CELIO F. B.; BARLOW, AXEL; et al. Successful application of ancient DNA extraction and library construction protocols to museum wet collection specimens. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY RESOURCES, v. 21, n. 7, p. 2299-2315, . (13/50741-7, 17/26162-8, 18/15425-0)
PAOLA FERRARO, DAIANA; OSCAR PEREYRA, MARTIN; EMILIO TOPA, PASCUAL; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN. volution of macroglands and defensive mechanisms in Leiuperinae (Anura: Leptodactylidae. ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, v. 193, n. 2, p. 388-412, . (18/15425-0, 13/50741-7)
MALAGOLI, LEO RAMOS; PEZZUTI, TIAGO LEITE; BANG, DAVI LEE; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN; LYRA, MARIANA LUCIO; RIBEIRO GIOVANELLI, JOAO GABRIEL; DE ANCHIETTA GARCIA, PAULO CHRISTIANO; SAWAYA, RICARDO JANNINI; BAPTISTA HADDAD, CELIO FERNANDO. A new reproductive mode in anurans: Natural history of Bokermannohyla astartea (Anura: Hylidae) with the description of its tadpole and vocal repertoire. PLoS One, v. 16, n. 2, . (08/50928-1, 14/50342-8, 14/23677-9, 17/27137-7, 13/50741-7, 17/26162-8, 18/15425-0)
DIAS, PEDRO HENRIQUE DOS SANTOS; ANGANOY-CRIOLLO, MARVIN; RADA, MARCO; GRANT, TARAN. The tadpoles of the funnel-mouthed dendrobatids (Anura: Dendrobatidae: Colostethinae: Silverstoneia): external morphology, musculoskeletal anatomy, buccopharyngeal cavity, and new synapomorphies. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH, v. 59, n. 3, . (15/11239-0, 18/15425-0, 13/20420-4, 12/10000-5)
ARAUJO-VIEIRA, KATYUSCIA; LUNA, MARIA CELESTE; CARAMASCHI, ULISSES; HADDAD, CELIO F. B.. A new genus of lime treefrogs (Anura: Hylidae: Sphaenorhynchini). ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, v. 286, p. 81-89, . (18/15425-0, 14/50342-8)
CERVINO, NADIA G.; ELIAS-COSTA, AGUSTIN J.; PEREYRA, MARTIN O.; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN. A closer look at pupil diversity and evolution in frogs and toads. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, v. 288, n. 1957, . (18/15425-0, 13/50741-7)
ORRICO, VICTOR G. D.; GRANT, TARAN; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN; RIVERA-CORREA, MAURICIO; RADA, MARCO A.; LYRA, MARIANA L.; CASSINI, CARLA S.; VALDUJO, PAULA H.; SCHARGEL, WALTER E.; MACHADO, DENIS J.; et al. The phylogeny of Dendropsophini (Anura: Hylidae: Hylinae). CLADISTICS, v. 37, n. 1, p. 73-105, . (06/52088-5, 12/10000-5, 17/26162-8, 05/56756-0, 18/15425-0, 13/50741-7, 12/12500-5)
TABOADA, CARLOS; BRUNETTI, ANDRES E.; LYRA, MARIANA L.; FITAK, ROBERT R.; FAIGON SOVERNA, ANA; RON, SANTIAGO R.; LAGORIO, MARIA G.; HADDAD, CELIO F. B.; LOPES, NORBERTO P.; JOHNSEN, SONKE; et al. Multiple origins of green coloration in frogs mediated by a novel biliverdin-binding serpin. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, v. 117, n. 31, p. 18574-18581, . (17/23725-1, 12/10000-5, 14/50342-8, 14/20915-6, 13/50741-7, 17/26162-8, 18/15425-0)
NOVAES-E-FAGUNDES, GABRIEL; ARAUJO-VIEIRA, KATYUSCIA; ENTIAUSPE-NETO, OMAR M.; ROBERTO, IGOR J.; ORRICO, VICTOR G. D.; SOLE, MIRCO; HADDAD, CELIO F. B.; LOEBMANN, DANIEL. A new species of Scinax Wagler (Hylidae: Scinaxini) from the tropical forests of Northeastern Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 4903, n. 1, p. 1-41, . (18/15425-0, 13/50741-7, 14/50342-8)
CHAVES-ACUNA, WAGNER; CHAVES, GERARDO; KLANK, JEREMY; ARIAS, ERICK; BOLANOS, FEDERICO; SHEPACK, ALEX; LEENDERS, TWAN; COSSEL, JOHN; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN. Recent findings of Isthmohyla pictipes (Anura: Hylidae) in Costa Rica: variation and implications for conservation. Zootaxa, v. 4881, n. 3, p. 499-514, . (13/50741-7, 18/15425-0)
LYRA, MARIANA L.; LOURENCO, ANA CAROLINA C.; PINHEIRO, PAULO D. P.; PEZZUTI, TIAGO L.; BAETA, DELIO; BARLOW, AXEL; HOFREITER, MICHAEL; POMBAL JR, JOSE P.; HADDAD, CELIO F. B.; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN. High-throughput DNA sequencing of museum specimens sheds light on the long-missing species of the Bokermannohyla claresignata group (Anura: Hylidae: Cophomantini). ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, v. 190, n. 4, p. 1235-1255, . (13/50741-7, 18/18473-6, 12/25370-2, 18/15425-0)
VERA CANDIOTI, FLORENCIA; GROSSO, JIMENA; PEREYRA, MARTIN O.; HAAD, M. BELEN; LESCANO, JULIAN; SIU-TING, KAREN; AGUILAR, CESAR; BALDO, DIEGO. Larval Anatomy of Andean Toads of the Rhinella spinulosa Group (Ahura: Bufonidae). HERPETOLOGICAL MONOGRAPHS, v. 34, p. 116-130, . (13/50741-7, 18/15425-0)
GRANT, TARAN. Outgroup sampling in phylogenetics: Severity of test and successive outgroup expansion. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH, v. 57, n. 4, . (12/10000-5, 18/15425-0)
PINHEIRO, PAULO D. P.; CARRIZO, GUSTAVO R.; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN. The identity of the poorly known treefrog Hyla varelae Carrizo, 1992 (Anura: Hylidae). ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, v. 283, p. 186-191, . (12/10000-5, 18/18473-6, 13/50741-7, 18/15425-0)
JECKEL, ADRIANA M.; MATSUMURA, KUNIHIRO; NISHIKAWA, KEISUKE; MORIMOTO, YOSHIKI; SAPORITO, RALPH A.; GRANT, TARAN; IFA, DEMIAN R.. Use of whole-body cryosectioning and desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry imaging to visualize alkaloid distribution in poison frogs. Journal of Mass Spectrometry, v. 55, n. 6, . (16/09999-9, 18/03577-0, 18/15425-0, 12/10000-5)
MAILHO-FONTANA, PEDRO LUIZ; JARED, CARLOS; ANTONIAZZI, MARTA MARIA; SCIANI, JULIANA MOZER; ARVALHO PIMENTA, DANIEL C.; STOKES, AMBER N.; GRANT, TARAN; BRODIE, III, EDMUND D.; BRODIE, JR., EDMUND D.. Variations in tetrodotoxin levels in populations of Taricha granulosa are expressed in the morphology of their cutaneous glands. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 9, . (15/00999-3, 14/18703-0, 17/10488-1, 18/15425-0, 18/03265-9, 12/10000-5, 14/15334-4)
YOVANOVICH, CAROLA A. M.; PIEROTTI, MICHELE E. R.; KELBER, ALMUT; JORGEWICH-COHEN, GABRIEL; IBANEZ, ROBERTO; GRANT, TARAN. Lens transmittance shapes ultraviolet sensitivity in the eyes of frogs from diverse ecological and phylogenetic backgrounds. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, v. 287, n. 1918, . (15/14857-6, 18/11502-0, 11/50146-6, 18/15425-0, 12/10000-5)

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