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Population and functional genomics and an ecophysiological approach on the evolutionary study of neotropical mangrove species in face of historical and current climate changes

Grant number: 13/08086-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 03, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Plant Genetics
Principal Investigator:Maria Imaculada Zucchi
Grantee:Gustavo Maruyama Mori
Host Institution: Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/22821-9 - Population and functional genomics on the evolutionary study of neotropical Rhizophora species in face of historical and current climate changes, BE.EP.PD


Global climate changes (GCC) are alterations on the climate properties whose causes may still be questioned but whose biological effects are unquestionable. Despite of its broad impact on living beings, the intensity and the velocity of these changes is heterogeneous regarding the organism and the ecosystem. In this sense, mangrove forests are projected to be one of the most influenced environments by the GCC. Recent advances achieved by many research groups including ours evidenced that these tree communities have responded to past GCC and that they are already responding to the current ones. In this context, the main objective of this project is to comprehend how, in genetic and ecophysiological terms, mangrove trees have evolved in face of past selective pressures of historical GCC and how these organisms may face the present changing world. This approach involves genome scans of natural populations of Avicennia germinans and A. schaueriana both to understand the evolutionary history of these species and to detect natural selection signatures in the genomic level. We will also evaluate the ecophysiology and gene expression patterns of two populations from the northern and southern edges of distribution of A. schaueriana in an experimental design developed to evaluate the effects of temperature and salinity on these populations. This trial will enable comparisons of the effects of different conditions of salinity and temperature for one particular population and also will permit the evaluation of how two different populations from the edges of the species distribution respond to the same environment. Moreover the great scientific challenge and the high impact expected results, this integrative proposal also intends to make available valuable information for management and conservation efforts regarding this endangered forests.

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Scientific publications (12)
(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)
DA SILVA, MICHELE FERNANDES; CRUZ, MARIANA VARGAS; VIDAL JUNIOR, JOAO DE DEUS; ZUCCHI, MARIA IMACULADA; MORI, GUSTAVO MARUYAMA; DE SOUZA, ANETE PEREIRA. Geographical and environmental contributions to genomic divergence in mangrove forests. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 132, n. 3, p. 573-589, . (13/26793-7, 18/18431-1, 14/22821-9, 20/00203-2, 13/08086-1)
CRUZ, MARIANA VARGAS; MORI, GUSTAVO MARUYAMA; SIGNORI-MULLER, CAROLINE; DA SILVA, CARLA CRISTINA; OH, DONG-HA; DASSANAYAKE, MAHESHI; ZUCCHI, MARIA IMACULADA; OLIVEIRA, RAFAEL SILVA; DE SOUZA, ANETE PEREIRA. Local adaptation of a dominant coastal tree to freshwater availability and solar radiation suggested by genomic and ecophysiological approaches. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 9, . (15/24346-9, 14/22821-9, 11/52072-0, 13/08086-1, 13/26793-7)
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)
FRANCISCO, PATRICIA M.; MORI, GUSTAVO M.; ALVES, FABIO M.; TAMBARUSSI, EVANDRO V.; DE SOUZA, ANETE P.. Population genetic structure, introgression, and hybridization in the genus Rhizophora along the Brazilian coast. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, v. 8, n. 6, p. 3491-3504, . (14/22821-9, 13/08086-1)
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)
SANTOS, ELISA S. L.; CERQUEIRA-SILVA, CARLOS BERNARD M.; MORI, GUSTAVO M.; AHNERT, DARIO; MELLO, DURVAL L. N.; PIRES, JOSE LUIS; CORREA, RONAN X.; DE SOUZA, ANETE P.. Genetic Structure and Molecular Diversity of Cacao Plants Established as Local Varieties for More than Two Centuries: The Genetic History of Cacao Plantations in Bahia, Brazil. PLoS One, v. 10, n. 12, . (08/52197-4, 13/08086-1)
RONQUE, MARIANE U. V.; AZEVEDO-SILVA, MARIANNE; MORI, GUSTAVO M.; SOUZA, ANETE P.; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S.. Three ways to distinguish species: using behavioural, ecological, and molecular data to tell apart two closely related ants, Camponotus renggeri and Camponotus rufipes (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 176, n. 1, p. 170-181, . (12/23671-5, 12/08689-5, 14/23141-1, 11/04667-4, 13/08086-1, 11/18580-8, 08/52197-4)
MORI, GUSTAVO M.; ZUCCHI, MARIA I.; SAMPAIO, IRACILDA; SOUZA, ANETE P.. Species distribution and introgressive hybridization of two Avicennia species from the Western Hemisphere unveiled by phylogeographic patterns. BMC Evolutionary Biology, v. 15, . (13/08086-1)
AZEVEDO-SILVA, MARIANNE; MORI, GUSTAVO M.; SOUZA, ANETE P.; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S.. Microsatellites for two Neotropical dominant ant species, Camponotus renggeri and C-rufipes (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES, v. 7, n. 2, p. 459-462, . (12/23671-5, 12/08689-5, 13/08086-1, 11/18580-8, 08/52197-4)
AZEVEDO-SILVA, MARIANNE; MORI, GUSTAVO M.; CARVALHO, CAROLINA S.; CORTES, MARINA C.; SOUZA, ANETE P.; OLIVEIRA, PAULO S.. Breeding systems and genetic diversity in tropical carpenter ant colonies: different strategies for similar outcomes in Brazilian Cerrado savanna. ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, v. 190, n. 3, p. 1020-1035, . (14/23141-1, 17/16645-1, 14/22821-9, 13/08086-1, 17/18291-2, 14/01029-5)
MORI, GUSTAVO MARUYAMA; MADEIRA, ANDRE GUILHERME; CRUZ, MARIANA VARGAS; TSUDA, YOSHIAKI; TAKAYAMA, KOJI; MATSUKI, YU; SUYAMA, YOSHIHISA; IWASAKI, TAKAYA; DE SOUZA, ANETE PEREIRA; ZUCCHI, MARIA IMACULADA; et al. Testing species hypotheses in the mangrove genus Rhizophora from the Western hemisphere and South Pacific islands. ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE, v. 248, n. SI, . (13/26793-7, 13/08086-1, 17/12920-8, 18/02655-8, 14/22821-9)
CRUZ, MARIANA VARGAS; MORI, GUSTAVO MARUYAMA; OH, DONG-HA; DASSANAYAKE, MAHESHI; ZUCCHI, MARIA IMACULADA; OLIVEIRA, RAFAEL SILVA; DE SOUZA, ANETE PEREIRA. Molecular responses to freshwater limitation in the mangrove tree Avicennia germinans (Acanthaceae). Molecular Ecology, v. 29, n. 2, . (11/52072-0, 13/26793-7, 13/08086-1, 14/22821-9)

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