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Taxonomic revision, phylogeny and biogeography of Bignonia L. (Bignonieae, Bignoniaceae)

Grant number: 11/09160-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2011
Effective date (End): January 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany
Principal Investigator:Lúcia Garcez Lohmann
Grantee:Alexandre Rizzo Zuntini
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/08657-9 - Taxonomic revision of Bignonia L. (Bignonieae, Bignoniaceae), BE.EP.DD

Abstract

The Bignoniaceae family includes 840 species and 81 genera and has been the focus of many phylogenetic studies based on molecular characters. Bignonieae, the largest tribe of Bignoniaceae, is mainly composed of neotropical lianas with leaflets modified into tendrils. The genus Bignonia L., which is placed in Bignonieae, currently includes 28 species placed in eight different genera: Clytostoma Miers ex Bureau, Cydista Bureau, Macranthisiphon Bureau ex K. Schum., Mussatia Bureau ex Baill., Phryganocydia Mart. ex Bureau, Potamoganus Sandwith, Roentgenia Urb, Saritaea Dugand, e Tanaecium Sw. This project aims to: (1) produce a monograph for Bignonia; (2) reconstruct the its phylogeny based on molecular characters; and (3) use the phylogeny of Bignonia on a biogeographical study. The wide distribution of the genus associated to the high diversity in reproductive characters turns Bignonia into a particularly interesting group for studies focused on processes related to diversification of tropical plants. (AU)

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)
ZUNTINI, ALEXANDRE R.; TAYLOR, CHARLOTTE M.; LOHMANN, LUCIA G. Deciphering the Neotropical Bignonia binata species complex (Bignoniaceae). PHYTOTAXA, v. 219, n. 1, p. 69-77, JUL 7 2015. Web of Science Citations: 4.
ZUNTINI, ALEXANDRE R.; TAYLOR, CHARLOTTE M.; LOHMANN, LUCIA G. Problematic specimens turn out to be two undescribed species of Bignonia (Bignoniaceae). PHYTOKEYS, v. 56, p. 7-18, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 2.
ZUNTINI, ALEXANDRE R.; FONSECA, LUIZ HENRIQUE M.; LOHMANN, LUCIA G. PRIMERS FOR PHYLOGENY RECONSTRUCTION IN BIGNONIEAE (BIGNONIACEAE) USING HERBARIUM SAMPLES. APPLICATIONS IN PLANT SCIENCES, v. 1, n. 9 SEP 2013. Web of Science Citations: 11.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ZUNTINI, Alexandre Rizzo. Taxonomic revision and phylogeny of Bignonia L. (Bignonieae, Bignoniaceae). 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências São Paulo.

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