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Phylogeny of the Order Characiformes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi) using ultraconserved elements

Grant number: 16/11313-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2016
Effective date (End): November 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Animal Genetics
Principal researcher:Claudio de Oliveira
Grantee:Bruno Francelino de Melo
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IBB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/26508-3 - Phylogeny of the hyperdiverse order Characiformes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi) using ultraconserved elements, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):18/24040-5 - Phylogenomics of the African characiform families Alestidae, Citharinidae, Distichodontidae and Hepsetidae, BE.EP.PD

Abstract

Order Characiformes, one of the world's largest components of the freshwater ichthyofauna with over 2,000 known species, is one of the least studied groups in terms of systematics. Members of this order always have great ecological and economic importance where they occur and are extensively used for human consumption or within the aquarium trade. A recent molecular study published by our research group proposed a new relationship hypothesis for Characiformes, recognized five new families and redefined Characidae. Although that study had provided a major advance in our knowledge on the systematics of Characiformes, there is still need for further phylogenetic studies, especially in relation to many highly species-rich groups within Characidae and several characiform families. A literature review reveals that there is also a necessity of using new and more resolutive markers since many of the interfamilial relationships are still poorly resolved. Thus, we are proposing a phylogenomic reconstruction of Characiformes employing modern techniques of next-generation sequencing using ultraconserved elements (UCEs), which have been shown as a powerful class of markers on the molecular systematics. Thus, the present study with a solid collaborative network of both labs from Brazil and USA, and will be fundamental for a better understanding of which monophyletic groups belong to Characiformes and to test hypotheses of interfamilial, and intergeneric relationships as well as the historical biogeography of Characiformes that is distributed throughout Ethiopic and Neotropical major hydrographic basins. (AU)

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Scientific publications (24)
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SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; ROXO, FABIO F.; MELO, BRUNO F.; OCHOA, LUZ E.; BOCKMANN, FLAVIO A.; SABAJ, MARK H.; JEREP, FERNANDO C.; FORESTI, FAUSTO; BENINE, RICARDO C.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Evolutionary history of Heptapteridae catfishes using ultraconserved elements (Teleostei, Siluriformes). ZOOLOGICA SCRIPTA, v. 50, n. 5, p. 543-554, SEP 2021. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SANTOS, ROSIANE P.; MELO, BRUNO F.; YAZBECK, GABRIEL M.; OLIVEIRA, RAFAEL S.; HILARIO, HERON O.; PROSDOCIMI, FRANCISCO; CARVALHO, DANIEL C. Diversification of Prochilodus in the eastern Brazilian Shield: Evidence from complete mitochondrial genomes (Teleostei, Prochilodontidae). JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH, v. 59, n. 5, p. 1053-1063, JUL 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; MELO, BRUNO F.; ROXO, FABIO F.; OCHOA, LUZ E.; SHIBATTA, OSCAR A.; SABAJ, MARK H.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Phylogenomics of the bumblebee catfishes (Siluriformes: Pseudopimelodidae) using ultraconserved elements. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH, JUL 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MATEUSSI, NADAYCA T. B.; MELO, BRUNO F.; OTA, RAFAELA P.; ROXO, FABIO F.; OCHOA, LUZ E.; FORESTI, FAUSTO; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Phylogenomics of the Neotropical fish family Serrasalmidae with a novel intrafamilial classification (Teleostei: Characiformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 153, DEC 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SOUZA, CAMILA S.; SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; OCHOA, LUZ E.; ROXO, FABIO F.; COSTA-SILVA, GUILHERME J.; FORESTI, FAUSTO; MELO, BRUNO F.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Molecular and morphological diversity in species of Kronichthys (Teleostei, Loricariidae) from Atlantic coastal rivers of Brazil. Journal of Fish Biology, v. 98, n. 3 DEC 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BIRINDELLI, JOSE L. O.; MELO, BRUNO F.; RIBEIRO-SILVA, LUIS R.; DINIZ, DEBORA; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. A New Species of Hypomasticus from Eastern Brazil Based on Morphological and Molecular Data (Characiformes, Anostomidae). Copeia, v. 108, n. 2, p. 416-425, JUL 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BONANI MATEUSSI, NADAYCA T.; MELO, BRUNO F.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Molecular delimitation and taxonomic revision of the wimple piranhaCatoprion(Characiformes: Serrasalmidae) with the description of a new species. Journal of Fish Biology, v. 97, n. 3 JUL 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FAIRCLOTH, BRANT C.; ALDA, FERNANDO; HOEKZEMA, KENDRA; BURNS, MICHAEL D.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO; ALBERT, JAMES S.; MELO, BRUNO F.; OCHOA, LUZ E.; ROXO, FABIO F.; CHAKRABARTY, PROSANTA; SIDLAUSKAS, BRIAN L.; ALFARO, MICHAEL E. A Target Enrichment Bait Set for Studying Relationships among Ostariophysan Fishes. Copeia, v. 108, n. 1, p. 47-60, MAR 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
OCHOA, LUZ E.; DATOVO, ALESSIO; DONASCIMIENTO, CARLOS; ROXO, FABIO F.; SABAJ, MARK H.; CHANG, JONATHAN; MELO, BRUNO F.; SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; FORESTI, FAUSTO; ALFARO, MICHAEL; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Phylogenomic analysis of trichomycterid catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes) inferred from ultraconserved elements. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 10, n. 1 FEB 14 2020. Web of Science Citations: 2.
DORINI, BEATRIZ F.; RIBEIRO-SILVA, LUIS R.; FORESTI, FAUSTO; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO; MELO, BRUNO F. Molecular phylogenetics provides a novel hypothesis of chromosome evolution in Neotropical fishes of the genus Potamorhina (Teleostei, Curimatidae). JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH, v. 58, n. 4 JAN 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BRUNO F. MELO. New species of Curimatopsis from the rio Caroni, Orinoco basin, Venezuela, with comments on C. macrolepis (Characiformes: Curimatidae). Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 18, n. 2, p. -, 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LUZ E. OCHOA; BRUNO F. MELO; JORGE E. GARCÍA-MELO; JAVIER A. MALDONADO-OCAMPO; CAMILA S. SOUZA; JUAN G. ALBORNOZ-GARZÓN; CRISTHIAN C. CONDE-SALDAÑA; FRANCISCO VILLA-NAVARRO; ARMANDO ORTEGA-LARA; CLAUDIO OLIVEIRA. Species delimitation reveals an underestimated diversity of Andean catfishes of the family Astroblepidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes). Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 18, n. 4, p. -, 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ROXO, FABIO F.; OCHOA, LUZ E.; SABAJ, MARK H.; LUJAN, NATHAN K.; COVAIN, RAPHAEL; SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; MELO, BRUNO F.; ALBERT, JAMES S.; CHANG, JONATHAN; FORESTI, FAUSTO; ALFARO, MICHAEL E.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Phylogenomic reappraisal of the Neotropical catfish family Loricariidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) using ultraconserved elements. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 135, p. 148-165, JUN 2019. Web of Science Citations: 6.
MATEUSSI, NADAYCA T. B.; MELO, BRUNO F.; FORESTI, FAUSTO; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Molecular Data Reveal Multiple Lineages in Piranhas of the Genus Pygocentrus (Teleostei, Characiformes). GENES, v. 10, n. 5 MAY 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SERRANO, ERICA A.; MELO, BRUNO F.; FREITAS-SOUZA, DIOGO; OLIVEIRA, MARIA L. M.; UTSUNOMIA, RICARDO; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO; FORESTI, FAUSTO. Species delimitation in Neotropical fishes of the genus Characidium (Teleostei, Characiformes). ZOOLOGICA SCRIPTA, v. 48, n. 1, p. 69-80, JAN 2019. Web of Science Citations: 3.
BRITSKI, HERALDO A.; MELO, BRUNO F.; VARI, RICHARD P.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Revalidation and redescription of Steindachnerina nigrotaenia and redescription of S. insculpta (Characiformes: Curimatidae). Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 17, n. 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MELO, BRUNO; SIDLAUSKAS, BRIAN; HOEKZEMA, KENDRA; VARI, RICHARD; DILLMAN, CASEY; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Molecular phylogenetics of Neotropical detritivorous fishes of the family Curimatidae (Teleostei: Characiformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 127, p. 800-812, OCT 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
BORTOLO, GUSTAVO C.; LIMA, FLAVIO C. T.; MELO, BRUNO F. A New Cyphocharax from the Lower Rio Tapajos, Amazon Basin, Brazil (Characiformes: Curimatidae). Copeia, v. 106, n. 2, p. 346-352, JUL 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ROXO, F. F.; SILVA, G. S. C.; MELO, B. F. Hisonotus devidei, a new species from the SAo Francisco basin, Brazil (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Journal of Fish Biology, v. 92, n. 6, p. 1687-1701, JUN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MELO, BRUNO F.; DORINI, BEATRIZ F.; FORESTI, FAUSTO; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Little Divergence Among Mitochondrial Lineages of Prochilodus (Teleostei, Characiformes). FRONTIERS IN GENETICS, v. 9, APR 4 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
DUTRA, G. M.; MELO, B. F.; NETTO-FERREIRA, A. L. A new species of Curimatopsis Steindachner (Characiformes: Curimatidae) from the Rio Nhamunda, Amazon basin. Journal of Fish Biology, v. 92, n. 2, p. 515-522, FEB 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
URBANSKI, BRUNS Q.; MELO, BRUNO F.; SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; BENINE, RICARDO C. A new species of Tetragonopterus (Characiformes: Characidae) from Central Amazon lowlands, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 16, n. 2, p. -, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MELO, B. F.; OLIVEIRA, C. Three new species of Curimatopsis (Characiformes: Curimatidae) from the Amazon basin. Journal of Fish Biology, v. 91, n. 2, p. 528-544, AUG 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
MELO, BRUNO F. Cyphocharax boiadeiro, a new species from the upper rio Araguaia, Amazon basin, Brazil (Characiformes: Curimatidae). Zootaxa, v. 4247, n. 2, p. 114-120, MAR 27 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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