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Phylogenetic and systematic studies in Rutaceae: cladistic analysis and position of Almeidea A.St.-Hil. within Galipeinae (Galipeae, Rutoideae) inferred from morphological and molecular data.

Grant number: 07/06336-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2008
Effective date (End): February 28, 2010
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Plant Taxonomy
Principal researcher:Milton Groppo Júnior
Grantee:Carla Poleselli Bruniera
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:06/03170-0 - Phylogenetic and systematic studies in Rutaceae: phylogeny and delimitation of Galipeinae (Galipeae) based on nuclear and plastidial DNA sequences, AP.JP


The objective of this of project is to carry out a cladistic analyses of Almeidea (Rutaceae), on basis of morphological and molecular data. This genus belongs to subtribe Galipeinae, (tribe Galipeae), a exclusively neotropical group, characterized by having mainly zygomorphic flowers and the presence of staminodes by the sterilization of 2-3 stamens. Almeidea is composed of five species according its last revision, all restricted to the eastern Brazil (Paraná, till southern Bahia, including eastern Minas Gerais). They are trees or treelets, occurring in the understory of primary or secondary forests, characterized by the simple or 1-foliolate leaves, by the (sub)terminal, thyrsoid ou botryoid inflorescences, and mainly by the showy, pinky or purplish flowers, with free petals and five fertile stamens or with 2-3 modified in staminodes. The fruit is a schizocarp with 1-3 mericarps. Fieldwork will be carried out where the species occur, as well as visits to herbaria with representative collections of Galipeinae (as CEPEC, RB, and SPF herbaria) and requests of loans, to characterize better the species morphologically and verify their geographic distribution. Characteristics of the flowers, anatomy of the leaves and pollen will be used in the morphological analysis. Nuclear regions ETS e ITS, plus the plastidial trnl-trnf region will be sequenced by the molecular analysis. Species of the polymorphic genus Conchocarpus will be also utilized in the analysis, given its morphological and phylogenetical proximity, verified in preliminary studies. Other groups of Galipeinae will be used as outgroups, such Galipea, Rauia, and Ravenia, besides other neotropical genera of Rutaceae. Parsimony will be utilized as optimization criterion. A global analysis will be conducted, depending on the congruence of the results. The objective of the analysis is (besides the verification of the phylogenetic hypothesis within Almeidea species) trace biogeographical hypothesis to the group and verify its positioning in Galipeinae. The study will contribute to an ongoing larger project, which tries to understand the phylogeny of the subtribe as a whole.

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Scientific publications (8)
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AMANDA SANTOS; ANA EMÍLIA BARROS E SILVA; MILTON GROPPO; MARCELO GUERRA. Molecular cytogenetics of Dictyoloma vandellianum A. Juss. and the ancestral karyotype of Rutaceae. Acta Botanica Brasilica, v. 35, n. 4, p. 582-588, . (06/03170-0, 07/06336-0, 16/06260-2)
SANTOS, AMANDA; SILVA, ANA EMILIA BARROS E.; GROPPO, MILTON; GUERRA, MARCELO. olecular cytogenetics of Dictyoloma vandellianum A. Juss. and the ancestral karyotype of Rutacea. Acta Botanica Brasilica, v. 35, n. 4, p. 582-588, . (07/06336-0, 16/06260-2, 06/03170-0)
LONDONO-ECHEVERRI, YEISON; TRUJILLO-LOPEZ, ANA MARIA; PEREZ-ZABALA, JORGE ANDRES; GROPPO, MILTON. Conchocarpus kallunkiae (Rutaceae: Galipeinae), a new endemic species from the tropical rainforest in the Magdalena River Valley in Colombia. BRITTONIA, v. 73, n. 4, . (07/06336-0, 16/06260-2, 06/03170-0)
BRUNIERA, CARLA P.; DA SILVA, CLAUDIA INES; GROPPO, MILTON. A new species of Almeidea (Galipeinae, Galipeeae, Rutaceae) from Eastern Brazil. BRITTONIA, v. 63, n. 2, p. 281-285, . (07/06336-0, 06/03170-0)
GROPPO, MILTON; COSTA, IDIMA GONCALVES; BRUNIERA, CARLA POLESELLI; FERREIRA, CAROLINA; AFONSO, LAURA; MAEOKA, HELOISA MIDORI; DUTRA, FERNANDA VITORETE; GASPARINO, EDUARDO CUSTODIO; FERREIRA, PAOLA DE LIMA. Rock star flowers: Conchocarpus hendrixii (Galipeinae, Rutaceae), a new species from Eastern Brazil with notes on its phylogenetic position in the genus. PHYTOTAXA, v. 422, n. 1, p. 75-92, . (07/06336-0, 06/03170-0, 16/06260-2)
BRUNIERA, CARLA POLESELLI; KALLUNKI, JACQUELYN A.; SILVA, INES MACHLINE; DA SILVA, CLAUDIA INES; GROPPO, MILTON. A Revision of Conchocarpus with Pantocolporate Pollen Grains: The Almeidea Group (Galipeinae, Rutaceae). SYSTEMATIC BOTANY, v. 46, n. 2, p. 375-388, . (06/03170-0, 07/06336-0, 16/06260-2)
GROPPO, MILTON; CAVALCANTE DE LEMOS, LUISA JORIO; FERREIRA, PAOLA DE LIMA; FERREIRA, CAROLINA; BRUNIERA, CARLA POLESELLI; DE CASTRO, NEUZA MARIA; PIRANI, JOSE RUBENS; LEITE EL OTTRA, JULIANA HANNA; KALLUNKI, JACQUELYN ANN. A tree nymph of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: Dryades (Galipeinae, Rutaceae), a new neotropical genus segregated from Conchocarpus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 154, . (15/09776-7, 07/06336-0, 06/03170-0, 11/10446-0, 16/06260-2, 14/18002-2)
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BRUNIERA, Carla Poleselli. Phylogenetic and systematic studies in Rutaceae: cladistic analysis and position of Almeidea A.St.-Hil. within Galipeinae (Galipeae, Rutoideae) inferred from morphological and molecular data. 2010. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IBIOC/SB) Ribeirão Preto.

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