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Analysis of the metatranscriptome of sugarcane rhizosphere subjected to water stress

Grant number: 16/08994-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2016
Effective date (End): July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Molecular Genetics and Genetics of Microorganisms
Principal Investigator:Renato Vicentini dos Santos
Grantee:Victor Marques de Oliveira Gambarini
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


In view of climate change, shifts in pluviometric patterns around the globe are expected, causing drought in some regions and increased rainfall in others. In this sense, plants of great commercial interest as sugarcane should be the subject of research in the investigation for greater productivity and, essentially, of better adaptation conditions against future climate changes. It is known that microorganisms that develop near plant roots, or the called rhizosphere, can influence growth and development of these plants through a variety of mechanisms, for example promoting mobilization of nutrients, increasing minerals absorption, stimulating plant growth and suppressing pathogens. Thus, this work aims to use bioinformatics methods to analyze data generated in large-scale sequencing of metatranscriptome of sugarcane rhizosphere subjected to water stress. Therefore, the taxonomic and functional profile of active microbiota will be characterized, in addition to study differential gene expression induced by water stress and, finally, analyzing genetic regulatory networks generated from the obtained data. This project fits within the FAPESP Regular Grant called "Effects of elevated concentration of CO2 and water stress in the microbiota associated with sugarcane rhizosphere" (FAPESP 15 / 00408-5 process) and belongs to the FAPESP Research Program on Global Climate Change - RPGCC. It is expected, in this way, providing support to development of sugarcane's culture and important tools for handling this biological system. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
GAMBARINI, Victor Marques de Oliveira. Analysis of the sugarcane rizosphere metatranscriptome subjected to water stress. 2018. Master's Dissertation.

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