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Population genetics and phylogeography of the Cereus fernambucensis species (family Cactaceae; tribe Cereeae)

Abstract

The Cereus fernambucensis species (Family Cactaceae; Tribe Cereeae) is endemics of the Mata Atlântica Domain and it has broad geographic distribution through Brazilian Atlantic coast. There are two allopatric subspecies described for C. fernambucensis species: C. fernambucensis fernambucensis and C. fernambucensis sericifer. The population from the former occurs in dunes vegetation (mata de restinga) since Rio Grande do Norte state to the south of São Paulo state, while the populations from the later grows in rock fields (campos rupestres) found in Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais Brazilian states. In the present project we aim to understand the population structure and phylogeographic history of the C. fernambucensis species using as molecular markers two intergenic spacers of the chloroplast DNA. The data generate could contribute to: 1) to improve the understand of the evolutionary history of C. fernambucensis species; 2) the proposition of conservations strategies for C. fernambucensis species with, for example, the description of Evolutionary Significant Units for them; 3) the discussion about the different hypothesis to explain the high endemism rates in Mata Atlântica; 4) the discussion about the causal effects of the climatic changes fluctuations of Quaternary under the geographic distribution of the Neotropical taxa. (AU)

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Scientific publications (6)
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FRANCO, FERNANDO FARIA; JOJIMA, CECILIA LEIKO; PEREZ, MANOLO FERNANDEZ; ZAPPI, DANIELA CRISTINA; TAYLOR, NIGEL; MORAES, EVANDRO MARSOLA. The xeric side of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: The forces shaping phylogeographic structure of cacti. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, v. 7, n. 22, p. 9281-9293, NOV 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
FRANCO, FERNANDO FARIA; RODRIGUES SILVA, GISLAINE ANGELICA; MORAES, EVANDRO MARSOLA; TAYLOR, NIGEL; ZAPPI, DANIELA CRISTINA; JOJIMA, CECILIA LEIKO; MACHADO, MARLON CAMARA. Plio-Pleistocene diversification of Cereus (Cactaceae, Cereeae) and closely allied genera. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 183, n. 2, p. 199-210, FEB 1 2017. Web of Science Citations: 8.
SILVA, GISLAINE A. R.; JOJIMA, CECILIA L.; MORAES, EVANDRO M.; ANTONELLI, ALEXANDRE; MANFRIN, MAURA H.; FRANCO, FERNANDO F. Intra and interspecific sequence variation in closely related species of Cereus (CACTACEAE). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, v. 65, p. 137-142, APR 2016. Web of Science Citations: 7.
ROMEIRO-BRITO, MONIQUE; MORAES, EVANDRO M.; TAYLOR, NIGEL P.; ZAPPI, DANIELA C.; FRANCO, FERNANDO F. LINEAGE-SPECIFIC EVOLUTIONARY RATE IN PLANTS: CONTRIBUTIONS OF A SCREENING FOR CEREUS (CACTACEAE). APPLICATIONS IN PLANT SCIENCES, v. 4, n. 1 JAN 2016. Web of Science Citations: 8.
FRANCO, FERNANDO F.; LAVAGNINI, TAIS C.; SENE, FABIO M.; MANFRIN, MAURA H. Mito-nuclear discordance with evidence of shared ancestral polymorphism and selection in cactophilic species of Drosophila. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 116, n. 1, p. 197-210, SEP 2015. Web of Science Citations: 6.
FRANCO, FERNANDO FARIA; MANFRIN, MAURA HELENA. Recent demographic history of cactophilic Drosophila species can be related to Quaternary palaeoclimatic changes in South America. Journal of Biogeography, v. 40, n. 1, p. 142-154, JAN 2013. Web of Science Citations: 23.

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