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Evaluation of the effect of glyphosate-based herbicides on photosynthetic response of benthic Cyanobacteria of tropical lotic environments

Grant number: 16/24262-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2017
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Plant Taxonomy
Principal Investigator:Ciro Cesar Zanini Branco
Grantee:Amanda Concheta Mascai Piva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


In the present research project, laboratory experiments will be carried out to evaluate the effects of exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides on photosynthetic responses of stream macroalgae belonging to the Phylum Cyanophyta. The photosynthetic responses will be assessed using the techniques of (I) evolution of dissolved oxygen and (II) fluorescence of chlorophyll a. (AU)