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Conservation genomic of Casearia sylvestris in Cerrado and Mata Atlântica from Southest region of Brazil

Grant number: 13/05762-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2013
Effective date (End): June 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Plant Genetics
Principal Investigator:Maria Imaculada Zucchi
Grantee:João Paulo Gomes Viana
Host Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/05765-3 - Genomic data analysis of Casearia Sylvestris in different Brazilian Biomes, BE.EP.DR


The destruction of Mata Atlântica and Cerrado is among the most alarming issues of ecological conservation in the world. For the preservation of native species and biomes is necessary to not only the conservation of remaining natural, through the establishment of protected areas, but the possibilities to optimize the management strategies in these locations. Known environmental conservation is one of the main bases for genetic diversity. So, in addition to the w and floristic diversity, forest management projects also need consider the genetic diversity of these communities. This project proposes to carry out an in-depth study on the conditions of genetic diversity and genetic structure in Cerrado, Mata Atlântica and their ecotones, including collections in protected areas. The aim of this study will be Casearia sylvestris, native tree of known importance of phytotherapy, which has two varieties, one occurring in the Mata Atlântica (var. sylvestris) and another in Cerrado (var. lingua). In addition, the work to be developed will seek, through population genomics, that will be used the SNPs, target regions of the genome of the species studied, locus with adaptive genetic variation that respond to different selection in Biomes and varieties. The genetic data obtained from neutral and adaptive genetic variation will be used in conjunction to establish Management Units and units of evolutionary significance and in this way contribute to decisions and management strategies in the study.

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Scientific publications
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ZUCCHI, MARIA I.; SUJII, PATRICIA S.; MORI, GUSTAVO M.; VIANA, JOAO P. G.; GRANDO, CAROLINA; SILVESTRE, ELLIDA DE AGUIAR; SCHWARCZ, KAISER D.; MACRINI, CAMILA M.; BAJAY, MIKLOS M.; ARAUJO, FABIANO L.; et al. Genetic diversity of reintroduced tree populations in restoration plantations of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. RESTORATION ECOLOGY, v. 26, n. 4, p. 694-701, . (14/01364-9, 11/21295-3, 12/03246-8, 11/50296-8, 13/08086-1, 12/06431-0, 15/06349-0, 13/11137-7, 13/05762-6)
SCHWARCZ, KAISER DIAS; SILVESTRE, ELLIDA DE AGUIAR; DE CAMPOS, JAQUELINE BUENO; SUJII, PATRICIA SANAE; GRANDO, CAROLINA; TRINDADE MACRINI, CAMILA MENEZES; DE SOUZA, ANETE PEREIRA; PINHEIRO, JOSE BALDIN; SANTIN BRANCALION, PEDRO HENRIQUE; RODRIGUES, RICARDO RIBEIRO; et al. Shelter from the storm: Restored populations of the neotropical tree Myroxylon peruiferum are as genetically diverse as those from conserved remnants. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, v. 410, p. 95-103, . (14/01364-9, 15/06349-0, 11/21295-3, 13/05762-6, 13/11137-7, 12/06431-0, 12/03246-8, 13/08086-1, 11/50296-8)
GOMES VIANA, JOAO PAULO; BOHRER MONTEIRO SIQUEIRA, MARCOS VINICIUS; ARAUJO, FABIANO LUCAS; GRANDO, CAROLINA; SUJII, PATRICIA SANAE; SILVESTRE, ELLIDA DE AGUIAR; NOVELLO, MARIANA; PINHEIRO, JOSE BALDIN; CAVALLARI, MARCELO MATTOS; BRANCALION, PEDRO H. S.; et al. Genomic diversity is similar between Atlantic Forest restorations and natural remnants for the native tree Casearia sylvestris Sw.. PLoS One, v. 13, n. 3, . (11/50296-8, 16/05765-3, 13/05762-6)
Academic Publications
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VIANA, João Paulo Gomes. Conservation genomics of Casearia sylvestris Sw. in the Brazilian Savannah and Atlantic Forest of the State of São Paulo. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Biologia Campinas, SP.

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