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Grant number: 12/08581-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): September 27, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Antonia Cecília Zacagnini Amaral
Grantee:Maikon Di Domenico
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/50317-5 - Biodiversity and functioning of a subtropical coastal ecosystem: a contribution to integrated management, AP.BTA.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):13/04358-7 - 3D morphology and evolution of palps and epidermical glands in interstitial annelids: emphasis on Saccocirridae and Protodrilidae families, BE.EP.PD


This proposal aims to increase and improve the knowledgement of interstitial annelids at São Paulo State, with "watchful eyes" to Araçá Bay. This proposal will combine morphological and molecular techniques to answer questions on the systematics and phylogeny of the interstitial annelids, as well as to raise evolutionary hypothesis. Pictures, videos and habitats will represent each indetified, sequenced and georeferenced species. This proposal will also creat and establish a taxonomic collection of small and little known marine metazoan (meiofauna) in the Zoological Museum of Biology Institute at State University of Campinas (ZUEC/UNICAMP), with emphasis on interstitial annelids. This collection will be connected with the biological marine virtual database CIFONAUTA. In relation to scientific production, the results will be published regularly during the two years. In total, two taxonomic papers of interstitial annelid families, Protodrildiae and Saccocirridae, a publication about the molecular and morphological phylogeny of Saccocirridae and review about interstitial annelids from Brazil are predicted. The proposal also aims at creating expedite routines that unveil impregnated difficulties in the taxonomy of groups of small and poorly studied metazoan, as annelids, kinorhinchs, gastrotrichs and nemerteans. The proposed research line also aims at ameliorating the knowledge of biodiversity at this coastal region, and will open new perspectives for evolutionary and ecological studies, and conservation of interstitial envoriments from the State of São Paulo.

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Scientific publications (19)
(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)
BUENO, MARISTELA DE LIMA; GARCIA TAVARES, YARA APARECIDA; DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; BORGES, MICHELA. Gametogenesis and weight change of body organs of the sea cucumber Holothuria (Halodeima) grisea (Aspidochirotida: Holothuriidae) in Southern Brazil. Revista de Biología Tropical, v. 63, n. 2, p. 285-296, . (11/50724-0, 12/08581-0)
MARTINS, MARIANA DE OLIVEIRA; MARQUES DE ALMEIDA, TITO CESAR; DI DOMENICO, MAIKON. Vertical distribution of meiofauna on reflective sandy beaches. Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, v. 63, n. 4, p. 469-480, . (12/08581-0)
DI DOMENICO, M.; MARTINEZ, A.; LANA, P.; WORSAAE, K.. Molecular and morphological phylogeny of Saccocirridae (Annelida) reveals two cosmopolitan clades with specific habitat preferences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 75, p. 202-218, . (12/08581-0, 13/04358-7)
DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; MARTINEZ, ALEJANDRO; LANA, PAULO DA CUNHA; WORSAAE, KATRINE. Protodrilus (Protodrilidae, Annelida) from the southern and southeastern Brazilian coasts. HELGOLAND MARINE RESEARCH, v. 67, n. 4, p. 733-748, . (12/08581-0)
DI DOMENICO, M.; MARTINEZ, A.; ALMEIDA, T. C. M.; MARTINS, M. O.; WORSAAE, K.; LANA, P. C.. Response of the meiofaunal annelid Saccocirrus pussicus (Saccocirridae) to sandy beach morphodynamics. Hydrobiologia, v. 734, n. 1, p. 1-16, . (12/08581-0, 13/04358-7)
GARRAFFONI, ANDRE R. S.; DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; HOCHBERG, RICK. New records of marine Gastrotricha from So Sebastio Island (Brazil) and the description of a new species. MARINE BIODIVERSITY, v. 47, n. 2, p. 451-459, . (11/50317-5, 14/23856-0, 12/08581-0)
MARTINEZ, ALEJANDRO; DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; WORSAAE, KATRINE. Gain of palps within a lineage of ancestrally burrowing annelids (Scalibregmatidae). Acta Zoologica, v. 95, n. 4, p. 421-429, . (12/08581-0)
GARRAFFONI, ANDRE R. S.; DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; AMARAL, A. CECILIA Z.. Patterns of diversity in marine Gastrotricha from Southeastern Brazilian Coast is predicted by sediment textures. Hydrobiologia, v. 773, n. 1, p. 105-116, . (11/50317-5, 12/08581-0)
HERRANZ, MARIA; PARK, TAESEO; DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; LEANDER, BRIAN S.; SORENSEN, MARTIN V.; WORSAAE, KATRINE. Revisiting kinorhynch segmentation: variation of segmental patterns in the nervous system of three aberrant species. Frontiers in Zoology, v. 18, n. 1, . (12/08581-0)
HERRANZ, MARIA; DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; SORENSEN, MARTIN V.; LEANDER, BRIAN S.. The enigmatic kinorhynch Cateria styx Gerlach, 1956-A sticky son of a beach. ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, v. 282, n. SI, p. 10-30, . (12/08581-0)
RANDSO, PHILLIP VORTING; YAMASAKI, HIROSHI; BOWNES, SARAH JANE; HERRANZ, MARIA; DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; BIN QII, GAN; SORENSEN, MARTIN VINTHER. Phylogeny of the Echinoderes coulli-group (Kinorhyncha:Cyclorhagida:Echinoderidae) - a cosmopolitan species group trapped in the intertidal. INVERTEBRATE SYSTEMATICS, v. 33, n. 3, p. 501-517, . (12/08581-0)
DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; MARTINEZ, ALEJANDRO; WORSAAE, KATRINE. Saccocirridae (Annelida) from the Canary Islands with a description of Saccocirrus slateri sp. nov.. MARINE BIODIVERSITY, v. 49, n. 5, SI, p. 2125-2139, . (12/08581-0, 13/04358-7)
DE FARIA, LAIZA CABRAL; DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; ANDRADE, SONIA C. S.; DOS SANTOS, MONIQUE CRISTINA; FONSECA, GUSTAVO; ZANOL, JOANA; AMARAL, A. CECILIA Z.. The use of metabarcoding for meiofauna ecological patterns assessment. MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, v. 140, p. 160-168, . (11/21289-3, 11/50317-5, 12/08581-0)
RANDSO, PHILLIP V.; DOMENICO, MAIKON D.; HERRANZ, MARIA; LORENZEN, ELINE D.; SORENSEN, MARTIN V.. Population genetic structure of the intertidal kinorhynch Echinoderes marthae (Kinorhyncha; Cyclorhagida; Echinoderidae) across the Sao Sebastiao Channel, Brazil. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, v. 131, n. 1, p. 36-46, . (11/50317-5, 12/08581-0)
SILVA, CAMILA F.; SEIXAS, VICTOR C.; BARROSO, ROMULO; DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; AMARAL, ANTONIA C. Z.; PAIVA, PAULO C.. Demystifying the Capitella capitata complex (Annelida, Capitellidae) diversity by morphological and molecular data along the Brazilian coast. PLoS One, v. 12, n. 5, . (11/50317-5, 12/08581-0, 13/04358-7)
MARTINEZ, ALEJANDRO; DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; ROUSE, GREG W.; WORSAAE, KATRINE. Phylogeny and systematics of Protodrilidae (Annelida) inferred with total evidence analyses. CLADISTICS, v. 31, n. 3, p. 250-276, . (12/08581-0, 13/04358-7)
GUSMAO, FELIPE; DI DOMENICO, MAIKOH; AMARAL, A. CECILIA Z.; MARTINEZ, ALEJANDRO; GONZALEZ, BRETT C.; WORSAAE, KATRINE; DO SUL, JULIANA A. IVAR; LANA, PAULO DA CUNHA. In situ ingestion of microfibres by meiofauna from sandy beaches. Environmental Pollution, v. 216, p. 584-590, . (12/08581-0, 14/50711-3)
DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; MARTINEZ, ALEJANDRO; AMARAL, A. CECILIA Z.; LANA, PAULO DA CUNHA; WORSAAE, KATRINE. Saccocirridae (Annelida) from the southern and southeastern Brazilian coasts. MARINE BIODIVERSITY, v. 44, n. 3, p. 313-325, . (12/08581-0, 13/04358-7)
DAL ZOTTO, MATTEO; DI DOMENICO, MAIKON; GARRAFFONI, ANDRE; SORENSEN, MARTIN V.. Franciscideres gen. nov - a new, highly aberrant kinorhynch genus from Brazil, with an analysis of its phylogenetic position. SYSTEMATICS AND BIODIVERSITY, v. 11, n. 3, p. 303-321, . (11/21289-3, 12/08581-0)

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