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Chemical and morphological characterization of leaf cuticular wax of Simaba Aubl. (Simaroubaceae)

Grant number: 15/23548-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2016
Effective date (End): May 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany
Principal Investigator:Déborah Yara Alves Cursino dos Santos
Grantee:Lucas Paradizo Roma
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/18002-2 - Sapindales: phylogeny and diversification in the Neotropical Region, AP.TEM


Simaroubaceae comprises 22 genera of shrubs or trees with pantropical distribution. Simaba Aubl., the largest genus of the family, presents 21 species in Brazil distributed in several environments. Although bioactive compounds have already been described for some species of Simaba, there are not any data about its cuticular wax composition. Therefore, the main goal of this project is to analyze the chemical and morphological characteristics of the leaf cuticular waxes of Brazilian species of Simaba looking for some correlation of these data with the taxa and/or their habitat.

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ROMA, Lucas Paradizo. Chemical composition and morphology of foliar cuticular waxes of different species of Simaba Aubl. sensu stricto and Homalolepis Turcz. (Simaroubaceae). 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências São Paulo.

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