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Leaf anatomy of tree species of "Cerrado" stricto sensu of Central Brazil

Grant number: 12/09022-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Plant Morphology
Principal researcher:Rosana Marta Kolb
Grantee:Henrique Yoshio Sakita
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The "Cerrado" is the second largest Brazilian's biome, and is compound by distinct vegetation formations, being them marked by different environmental factors. Plant leaves are the organs presenting more structural variations that are interpreted as adaptations to specific environments. In this context, the project aims to study the leaf anatomical features of woody species, which are representative of the vegetation of Cerrado stricto sensu, relating them to the factors found in this environment.

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