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Studies of microbial diversity in the Zoological Park of the State of São Paulo

Grant number: 11/50870-6
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
Duration: August 01, 2012 - July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Microbiology
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Setubal
Grantee:João Carlos Setubal
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Aline Maria da Silva
Associated scholarship(s):17/12645-7 - Characterization of three new Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriophages, BP.IC
16/23639-5 - Use of phenotypic and molecular tests for the identification of bacteria with the ability to biodegrade hydrocarbons, BP.IC
14/16450-8 - Diversity analysis of bacteriophages associated to microbial community during the composting process, BP.MS
+ associated scholarships 14/15413-1 - Prospection and characterization of industrial interest thermostable enzymes in metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data at São Paulo Zoo Park composting facilities, BP.PD
13/05325-5 - Computational analysis of glycoside hydrolase genes in metagenomic data from composting, BP.MS
13/08148-7 - Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic studies of the microbial community from the São Paulo Zoo composting operation, BP.DD - associated scholarships

Abstract

This project has as general objectives the collection, analysis, and investigation of molecular data from three microbiomes found in the Zoological Park of São Paulo state. These microbiomes are: Atlantic Rain Forest vegetation compost, water from a lake, and stool sample from Alouatta monkeys. The choice of microbiomes seeks to cover to some extent the environmental diversity found in the park and the Zoo mission of animal species protection. We will use an array of methodologies, with the main ones being metagenomic DNA sequencing, microbial isolate identification by mass spectrometry, and bioinformatics. We will generate several databases, two websites, an isolate collection, international scientific publications, and educational materials for park visitors and K-12 students. The project team includes researchers from USP (Butantan and Zona Leste campuses), from UNIFESP (Vila Clementino and Diadema campuses), and Fundação Parque Zoológico de São Paulo. The project is responsive to the call for applications from FAPESP’s BIOTA-microorganismos program, emphasizing the biodiversity characterization of microbes and specific biomes; the establishment of microbial strain collections; development of strategies to identify strains with industrial and biotechnological potential; and mining of microbial gene products for enzymes of technological interest. (AU)

Articles published in Revista Pesquisa FAPESP about the project
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Scientific publications (6)
(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)
SILVA, NATALIA MARIA; SILVA ARAUJO DE OLIVEIRA, ALINE MARCIA; PEGORIN, STEFANIA; GIUSTI, CAMILA ESCANDURA; FERRARI, VITOR BATISTA; BARBOSA, DEIBS; MARTINS, LAYLA FARAGE; MORAIS, CARLOS; SETUBAL, JOAO CARLOS; VASCONCELLOS, SUZAN PANTAROTO; DA SILVA, ALINE MARIA; FRANCO DE OLIVEIRA, JULIO CEZAR; PASCON, RENATA CASTIGLIONI; VIANA-NIERO, CRISTINA. Characterization of novel hydrocarbon-degrading Gordonia paraffinivorans and Gordonia sihwensis strains isolated from composting. PLoS One, v. 14, n. 4 APR 18 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
AMGARTEN, DEYVID; BRAGA, LUCAS P. P.; DA SILVA, ALINE M.; SETUBAL, JOAO C. MARVEL, a Tool for Prediction of Bacteriophage Sequences in Metagenomic Bins. FRONTIERS IN GENETICS, v. 9, AUG 7 2018. Web of Science Citations: 9.
BRAGA, LUCAS P. P.; SOUCY, SHANNON M.; AMGARTEN, DEYVID E.; DA SILVA, ALINE M.; SETUBAL, JOAO C. Bacterial Diversification in the Light of the Interactions with Phages: The Genetic Symbionts and Their Role in Ecological Speciation. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, v. 6, JAN 26 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
AMGARTEN, DEYVID; MARTINS, LAYLA FARAGE; LOMBARDI, KAREN CRISTINA; ANTUNES, LUCIANA PRINCIPAL; SILVA DE SOUZA, ANA PAULA; NICASTRO, GIANLUCCA GONCALVES; KITAJIMA, ELLIOTT WATANABE; QUAGGIO, RONALDO BENTO; UPTON, CHRIS; SETUBAL, JOAO CARLOS; DA SILVA, ALINE MARIA. Three novel Pseudomonas phages isolated from composting provide insights into the evolution and diversity of tailed phages. BMC Genomics, v. 18, MAY 4 2017. Web of Science Citations: 6.
ANTUNES, LUCIANA PRINCIPAL; MARTINS, LAYLA FARAGE; PEREIRA, ROBERTA VERCIANO; THOMAS, ANDREW MALTEZ; BARBOSA, DEIBS; LEMOS, LEANDRO NASCIMENTO; MACHADO SILVA, GIANLUCA MAJOR; SILVA MOURA, LIVIA MARIA; CONDOMITTI EPAMINO, GEORGE WILLIAN; DIGIAMPIETRI, LUCIANO ANTONIO; LOMBARDI, KAREN CRISTINA; RAMOS, PATRICIA LOCOSQUE; QUAGGIO, RONALDO BENTO; FRANCO DE OLIVEIRA, JULIO CEZAR; PASCON, RENATA CASTIGLIONI; DA CRUZ, JOAO BATISTA; DA SILVA, ALINE MARIA; SETUBAL, JOAO CARLOS. Microbial community structure and dynamics in thermophilic composting viewed through metagenomics and metatranscriptomics. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 6, DEC 12 2016. Web of Science Citations: 28.
LIMA-JUNIOR, JAMES DALTRO; VIANA-NIERO, CRISTINA; CONDE OLIVEIRA, DANIEL V.; MACHADO, GABRIEL ESQUITINI; DA SILVA RABELLO, MICHELLE CRISTIANE; MARTINS-JUNIOR, JOAQUIM; MARTINS, LAYLA FARAGE; DIGIAMPIETRI, LUCIANO ANTONIO; DA SILVA, ALINE MARIA; SETUBAL, JOAO CARLOS; RUSSELL, DANIEL A.; JACOBS-SERA, DEBORAH; POPE, WELKIN H.; HATFULL, GRAHAM F.; LEAO, SYLVIA CARDOSO. Characterization of mycobacteria and mycobacteriophages isolated from compost at the Sao Paulo Zoo Park Foundation in Brazil and creation of the new mycobacteriophage Cluster U. BMC Microbiology, v. 16, JUN 17 2016. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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