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Morphological and molecular characterization of species of Leptolegniaceae and Saprolegniaceae (Oomycota) from the Atlantic RainForest areas of São Paulo State

Grant number: 14/04375-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2014
Effective date (End): October 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Plant Taxonomy
Principal researcher:Carmen Lidia Amorim Pires-Zottarelli
Grantee:Sarah Cristina de Oliveira da Paixão
Home Institution: Instituto de Botânica. Secretaria do Meio Ambiente (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Saprolegniaceae sensu lato was divided by Dick et al. (1999 ), considering morphological and molecular studies, in two families, Saprolegniaceae and Leptolegniaceae, with the transfer of the genera Aphanomyces, Leptolegnia and Plectospira for this last. These families are composed by saprobes and parasites species which are normally present in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, where play many important ecological functions. However, are little studied and need a deeper knowledge for understanding of the phylogenetic relationships among the genera. In view of this, this project aims to morphological and molecular characterization of isolates of the Atlantic Forest of São Paulo State. For this purpose, specimens belonging to 20 species recently collected and identified of the "Parque Estadual da Ilha do Cardoso (PEIC), Cananéia, São Paulo State will be used, and 10 of the Culture Collection of Algae, Fungi and Cyanobacteria of the Institute of Botany ( CCIBt ) from other preserved areas of the Atlantic RainForest . All species will be identified on morphological and molecular terms, as well as, documented through photographs for the provision of images in different media. The obtained sequences will be available in GenBank and will be used for phylogenetic analysis.

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ROCHA, SARAH C. O.; LOPEZ-LASTRA, CLAUDIA C.; MARANO, AGOSTINA V.; DE SOUZA, JOSE I.; RUEDA-PARAMO, MANUEL E.; PIRES-ZOTTARELLI, CARMEN L. A.. New phylogenetic insights into Saprolegniales (Oomycota, Straminipila) based upon studies of specimens isolated from Brazil and Argentina. MYCOLOGICAL PROGRESS, v. 17, n. 6, p. 691-700, . (14/04375-1)
OLIVEIRA ROCHA, SARAH CRISTINA; SANDOVAL-SIERRA, JOSE V.; DIEGUEZ-URIBEONDO, JAVIER; GONCALVES, DANILO R.; JERONIMO, GUSTAVO H.; DE JESUS, ANA L.; MARANO, AGOSTINA V.; PIRES-ZOTTARELLI, CARMEN L. A.. Saprolegnia milanezii sp. nov., a new species of Saprolegniales (Oomycota, Straminipila) from Brazil. PHYTOTAXA, v. 270, n. 4, p. 286-294, . (14/16358-4, 14/04375-1, 14/03499-9)
OLIVEIRA ROCHA, SARAH CRISTINA; JERONIMO, GUSTAVO HENRIQUE; MARANO, AGOSTINA VIRGINIA; DE SOUZA, JOSE IVANILDO; DE JESUS, ANA LUCIA; AMORIM PIRES-ZOTTARELLI, CARMEN LIDIA. Oomycota from ``Parque Estadual da Ilha do Cardoso{''} (PEIC): first records for Sao Paulo State and Brazil. CRYPTOGAMIE MYCOLOGIE, v. 37, n. 2, p. 177-191, . (14/04375-1)
GONCALVES, DANILO REIS; ROCHA, SARAH C. O.; PIRES-ZOTTARELLI, CARMEN L. A.. Protoachlya papillata (Saprolegniales, Oomycota): a new name for Protoachlya hypogyna (Coker & Pemberton) TW Johnson & RL Seym. PHYTOTAXA, v. 314, n. 2, p. 273-278, . (14/04375-1, 14/03499-9)

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