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Phylogenetic relationships in the superfamily Anostomoidea (Ostariophysi: Characiformes) using multilocus and phylogenomic approaches

Grant number: 13/16436-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2013
Effective date (End): April 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Animal Genetics
Principal researcher:Claudio de Oliveira
Grantee:Bruno Francelino de Melo
Supervisor abroad: Brian L. Sidlauskas
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IBB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Research place: Oregon State University (OSU), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:11/08374-1 - Phylogenetic relationships in the superfamily Anostomoidea (Ostariophysi: Characiformes), BP.DR

Abstract

This project intents to investigate how the biodiversity of one of the world's most speciose freshwater fishes groups evolved. Characiformes represents one of the most diverse order of fishes on the planet, but some of its families include species of varying shapes, sizes and diets, while others include numerous species with similar habitats, food sources and anatomies. Why are some groups more diverse than others? How do its many species fit together on their family tree? How do a dozen or more ecologically similar species coexist in a single river? This project will tackle such questions by assembling a comprehensive tree-of-life for the very diverse characiform superfamily Anostomoidea (Anostomidae, Chilodontidae, Curimatidae and Prochilodontidae) using traditional Sanger DNA sequencing and a Next-generation sequencing approach through Ultraconserved Elements (UCEs). Then, that tree-of-life will serve as a framework with which to investigate the evolution of anatomical and ecological biodiversity. Overall, this project synthesizes the expertise and genetic resources of two countries to forge an enduring international collaboration and reconstruct the evolutionary history of some of the most intriguing South American fishes. (AU)

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Scientific publications (6)
(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)
MELO, BRUNO; SIDLAUSKAS, BRIAN; HOEKZEMA, KENDRA; VARI, RICHARD; DILLMAN, CASEY; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Molecular phylogenetics of Neotropical detritivorous fishes of the family Curimatidae (Teleostei: Characiformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 127, p. 800-812, OCT 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
MELO, BRUNO F.; DORINI, BEATRIZ F.; FORESTI, FAUSTO; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Little Divergence Among Mitochondrial Lineages of Prochilodus (Teleostei, Characiformes). FRONTIERS IN GENETICS, v. 9, APR 4 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
MELO, BRUNO F.; VARI, RICHARD P.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Curimatopsis maculosa, a new species from the Rio Tapajos, Amazon basin, Brazil (Teleostei: Curimatidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, v. 27, n. 4, p. 303-308, DEC 2016. Web of Science Citations: 3.
MELO, BRUNO F.; OCHOA, LUZ E.; VARI, RICHARD P.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Cryptic species in the Neotropical fish genus Curimatopsis (Teleostei, Characiformes). ZOOLOGICA SCRIPTA, v. 45, n. 6, p. 650-658, NOV 2016. Web of Science Citations: 19.
MELO, BRUNO F.; SIDLAUSKAS, BRIAN L.; HOEKZEMA, KENDRA; FRABLE, BENJAMIN W.; VARI, RICHARD P.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Molecular phylogenetics of the Neotropical fish family Prochilodontidae (Teleostei: Characiformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 102, p. 189-201, SEP 2016. Web of Science Citations: 17.
MELO, BRUNO F.; VARI, RICHARD P. New species of Cyphocharax (Characiformes: Curimatidae) from the upper rio Negro, Amazon basin. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 12, n. 2, p. 327-332, APR-JUN 2014. Web of Science Citations: 8.

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