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Functional analysis of sugarcane promoters and their allelic variation

Grant number: 13/23048-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): October 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Biochemistry - Molecular Biology
Cooperation agreement: FAPEMIG
Principal Investigator:Glaucia Mendes Souza
Grantee:Sávio de Siqueira Ferreira
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/52146-0 - Sugarcane signaling and regulatory networks, AP.BIOEN.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):14/22849-0 - Development of a transient expression system for functional characterization of sugarcane promoters, BE.EP.PD

Abstract

Sugarcane is a C4 grass used for centuries as the main source of sugar and, more recently, for bioethanol production. Due to its great importance on world's economic scenario, studies on sugarcane are important to produce knowledge that might lead to increase in yield to supply both internal and external demand. Sugarcane genomics is way behind compared to the knowledge of other crops, such as sorghum, maize and rice. The beginning of the studies took place with SUCEST project and continues expanding itself on the activities of SUCEST-FUN project and the ongoing sugarcane genome sequencing. However, as already known for other species, genome sequencing will only solve part of a bigger problem and will be necessary start to unravel complex sugarcane regulatory networks, providing data from regulatory pathways and the consequences on their perturbations. This present project falls in this context and aims to analyze data from the sugarcane genome sequencing project to establish the architecture of regulatory networks as well as identify regulatory regions on sugarcane genome. (AU)

News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship:
Target genes for breeding of energy sugarcane are identified 

Scientific publications
(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)
SOUZA, GLAUCIA MENDES; VAN SLUYS, MARIE-ANNE; LEMBKE, CAROLINA GIMILIANI; LEE, HAYAN; MARGARIDO, GABRIEL RODRIGUES ALVES; HOTTA, CARLOS TAKESHI; GAIARSA, JONAS WEISSMANN; DINIZ, AUGUSTO LIMA; OLIVEIRA, MAURO DE MEDEIROS; FERREIRA, SAVIO DE SIQUEIRA; NISHIYAMA, MILTON YUTAKA; TEN-CATEN, FELIPE; RAGAGNIN, GEOVANI TOLFO; ANDRADE, PABLO DE MORAIS; DE SOUZA, ROBSON FRANCISCO; NICASTRO, GIANLUCCA GONCALVES; PANDYA, RAVI; KIM, CHANGSOO; GUO, HUI; DURHAM, ALAN MITCHELL; CARNEIRO, MONALISA SAMPAIO; ZHANG, JISEN; ZHANG, XINGTAN; ZHANG, QING; MING, RAY; SCHATZ, MICHAEL C.; DAVIDSON, BOB; PATERSON, ANDREW H.; HECKERMAN, DAVID. Assembly of the 373k gene space of the polyploid sugarcane genome reveals reservoirs of functional diversity in the world's leading biomass crop. GIGASCIENCE, v. 8, n. 12 DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 3.
FERREIRA, SAVIO SIQUEIRA; HOTTA, CARLOS TAKESHI; DE CARLI POELKING, VIVIANE GUZZO; COELHO LEITE, DEBORA CHAVES; BUCKERIDGE, MARCOS SILVEIRA; LOUREIRO, MARCELO EHLERS; PEREIRA BARBOSA, MARCIO HENRIQUE; CARNEIRO, MONALISA SAMPAIO; SOUZA, GLAUCIA MENDES. Co-expression network analysis reveals transcription factors associated to cell wall biosynthesis in sugarcane. Plant Molecular Biology, v. 91, n. 1-2, p. 15-35, MAY 2016. Web of Science Citations: 21.

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