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Functional analysis of sugarcane promoters and their allelic variation

Grant number: 13/23048-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): October 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Biochemistry - Molecular Biology
Acordo de Cooperação: FAPEMIG
Principal Investigator:Glaucia Mendes Souza
Grantee:Sávio de Siqueira Ferreira
Host 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


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)

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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, . (08/52146-0, 13/23048-9)
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; et al. 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, . (13/07467-1, 08/52074-0, 14/50921-8, 15/22993-7, 12/51062-3, 17/02270-6, 11/50761-2, 16/17545-8, 16/06917-1, 13/23048-9, 08/52146-0)

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