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"genetic diversity of Qualea grandiflora in natural populations of Cerrado in the State of São Paulo."

Grant number: 08/06834-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2009
Effective date (End): June 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering
Principal Investigator:Paulo Yoshio Kageyama
Grantee:Lia Maris Orth Ritter Antiqueira
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil


The cerrado is considered the savannah with the richest flora among the world. It is also a hot spot of global biodiversity, as has already lost more than 70% of its original area and has high degree of endemism of species. The anthropic action from the formation of pasture and crops is causing a significant drop in areas of occurrence of species typical of the savannah, leading some to the risk of extinction. Studies of genetic diversity in natural populations of the savannah, are an important alternative to the description of levels of genetic variation within populations maintained, and the way in which this variation is divided between people. It is proposed to conduct these studies for the species Qualea grandiflora, of the family VOCHYSIACEAE, covering the states of Sao Paulo and Parana, in broad sampling of areas. Thus it will be possible to provide information about the interaction of features of the landscape with microevolution processes such as gene flow and selection of species. The species has suitability for use in reforestation and restoration of degraded areas, and various uses for wood. Is the methodology used in the study of molecular markers codominants, microsatellits (SSR), with development of primers for the specific study of Q. grandiflora. The results provide subsidies for strategies to management, conservation and breeding for the species in question.

Scientific publications
(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)
ORTH RITTER ANTIQUEIRA, LIA MARIS; KAGEYAMA, PAULO YOSHIO. Genetic diversity of four populations of Qualea grandiflora Mart. in fragments of the Brazilian Cerrado. Genetica, v. 142, n. 1, p. 11-21, FEB 2014. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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