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Phylogenetic and phylogeographic approach, based on molecular data, on representative of Ceramiales and Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) from Brazil

Grant number: 12/18775-6
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2013 - August 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany
Principal Investigator:Mutue Toyota Fujii
Grantee:Mutue Toyota Fujii
Home Institution: Instituto de Botânica. Secretaria do Meio Ambiente (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


AbstractThe Brazilian coast, with approximately 8.000 km of extension, harbors a rich red algal biodiversity. However, studies involving Rhodophyta molecular systematics are still in their infancy. Many taxonomic groups do not have a natural classification and molecular markers are still incipient for the many species that occur on the Brazilian shore. This scenario is changing with the development of the projects: "Brazilian initiative of marine organisms molecular identification" (CNPq) and "São Paulo State red macroalga (Rhodophyta) diversity, based on "barcoding", morphology and geographic distribution (RHODO-SP)", within the thematic project (FAPESP Proc. 2007/51270-7), which are providing subsidies for intraspecific studies implementation, where this situation is more critical. This project will address the biodiversity of some Florideophyceae representatives: Laurencia dendroidea, Palisada flagellifera, P. perforata (Ceramiales), Pterocladiella capillacea e Gelidium floridanum (Gelidiales), under a broader perspective, including phylogenetic and phylogeography in addition to traditional taxonomy. Based on these data, population distribution patterns will be outlined, to access intra-specific diversity and to recognize biogeographical barriers within the marine environment, relating them to speciation mechanisms as reproductive isolation and gene flow within population. In this context, evaluate phenotypic plasticity and convergence of morphological characters. This will be the first project to address the phylogeography of marine Florideophyceae specimens from the Brazilian coast. (AU)

Scientific publications (9)
(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)
BRUNELLI, BEATRIZ; JAMAS, MAYRA; MILSTEIN, DANIELA; BOO, SUNG M.; FUJII, MUTUE T. Gelidium brasiliense sp. nov. (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta): a diminutive agarophyte from Brazil. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYCOLOGY, v. 31, n. 2, p. 951-958, APR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 3.
BRUNELLI, BEATRIZ; MILSTEIN, DANIELA; BOO, SUNG M.; FUJII, MUTUE T. Gelidium guimaraesine sp. nov. (Gelidiaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Western Atlantic segregated from G-floridanum by morphological and molecular evidence. PHYTOTAXA, v. 388, n. 4, p. 275-286, JAN 23 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SOARES, LUANDA PEREIRA; GURGEL, CARLOS FREDERICO D.; FUJII, MUTUE TOYOTA. Gracilaria suzannae sp. nov. (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta), a new flattened species from northeast Brazil based on morphological and molecular evidence. PHYCOLOGIA, v. 57, n. 3, p. 345-353, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
JAMAS, MAYRA; IHA, CINTIA; OLIVEIRA, MARIANA C.; GUIMARAES, SILVIA M. P. B.; FUJII, MUTUE T. Morphological and molecular studies on Gelidiaceae and Gelidiellaceae (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) from Brazil with description of the new species Gelidium calidum. PHYTOTAXA, v. 314, n. 2, p. 195-218, JUL 25 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
KANO, CECILIA HISSAMI; DE SENA, FERNANDO SANTOS; CASSANO, VALERIA; FUJII, MUTUE TOYOTA. Caloglossa species diversity (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) based on morphology and DNA data with emphasis on southeastern Brazil. BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, v. 40, n. 2, p. 551-564, JUN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
IHA, CINTIA; JAMAS, MAYRA; GUIMARAES, SILVIA M. P. B.; FUJII, MUTUE T.; FRESHWATER, D. WILSON; OLIVEIRA, MARIANA C. Pterocladiella (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) species of Brazil including morphological studies of Pterocladiella media and a reassessment of Pterocladiella taylorii. PHYCOLOGIA, v. 56, n. 6, p. 624-637, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
FUJII, MUTUE T.; SENTIES, ABEL; JOVER C., ABDIEL; DIAZ-LARREA, JHOANA; ARECES, ARSENIO. Morphological and molecular evidence for Osmundea coelenterata comb. nov (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from the tropical Atlantic Ocean. HIDROBIOLOGICA, v. 26, n. 2, p. 203-211, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 3.
SOARES, LUANDA PEREIRA; GURGEL, CARLOS FREDERICO D.; FUJII, MUTUE TOYOTA. Taxonomic reassessment of Gracilaria cearensis (Rhodophyta, Gracilariales), a poorly defined yet common flattened species based on morphological and molecular analysis including topotype collections. PHYTOTAXA, v. 201, n. 4, p. 241-255, MAR 5 2015. Web of Science Citations: 7.
COLLADO-VIDES, LIGIA; CASSANO, VALERIA; DIAZ-LARREA, JHOANA; DURAN, ALAIN; MEDEIROS, AMANDA DA SILVA; SENTIES, ABEL; FUJII, MUTUE TOYOTA. Spread of the introduced species Laurencia caduciramulosa (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) to the northwest Atlantic: A morphological and molecular analysis. PHYTOTAXA, v. 183, n. 2, p. 93-107, OCT 17 2014. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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