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Identification of new regulators of the process of sprouting of sugar cane and energy cane

Grant number: 18/10315-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2018
Effective date (End): October 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Plant Genetics
Principal Investigator:Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães Pereira
Grantee:Luís Guilherme Furlan de Abreu
Host Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Brazil is one of the major producer of sugarcane with an area of 9.5 millions of hectares planted which represents 1% of total Brazilian territory. This sector relies on initial stages of development, and demonstrates your importance in the market manufacturing 35.48 millions tons of sugar and 26.18 billions liters of ethanol including 25.482 energy generation (GWh). However, 190 millions of hectares of natural parture undergoes low productivity with enormous potential to sugarcane culture implementation. Nowadays sugarcane is cultivated using vegetative propagation. Low budding rates around 80% is an enormous concern between producers. Beside that, we noticed that energy cane - a sugarcane variety which is characterized as better rooting and biomass production, as well as lower sucrose broth rates - overcomes this problem displaying a faster budding rate, lowest failure level and quick development, which is necessary for itself-establishment in the fields. Based on this observation, this project aims to study the molecular bases of budding from comparing the process among sugarcane variety and energy cane. Molecular parameters (rest on transcriptome analysis), metabolic and physiological process will be considered. Maturers also will be regard in the analysis, which is know to influence budding process. The propers results of this project will increase the knowledge on sugarcane production and also, shed light for improvement in budding rate affecting the sugarcane industry. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE ABREU, LUIS GUILHERME F.; SILVA, V, NICHOLAS; FERRARI, ALLAN JHONATHAN R.; DE CARVALHO, LUCAS M.; FIAMENGHI, MATEUS B.; CARAZZOLLE, MARCELO F.; FILL, TAICIA P.; PILAU, EDUARDO J.; PEREIRA, GONCALO AMARANTE G.; GRASSI, MARIA CAROLINA B.. Metabolite profiles of energy cane and sugarcane reveal different strategies during the axillary bud outgrowth. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, v. 167, p. 504-516, . (19/12914-3, 18/10315-2, 19/17007-4)
YANAGUI, KARINA; CAMARGO, EDUARDO L. O.; DE ABREU, LUIS GUILHERME F.; NAGAMATSU, SHEILA T.; FIAMENGHI, MATEUS B.; SILVA, NICHOLAS, V; CARAZZOLLE, MARCELO F.; NASCIMENTO, LEANDRO C.; FRANCO, SULAMITA F.; BRESSIANI, JOSE A.; et al. Internode elongation in energy cane shows remarkable clues on lignocellulosic biomass biosynthesis in Saccharum hybrids. Gene, v. 828, p. 14-pg., . (18/10315-2, 12/05890-1, 13/08293-7, 14/26905-2)
DE ABREU, LUIS GUILHERME F.; GRASSI, MARIA CAROLINA B.; DE CARVALHO, LUCAS M.; DA SILVA, JOVANDERSON J. B.; OLIVEIRA, JULIANA V. C.; BRESSIANI, JOSE A.; PEREIRA, GONCALO A. G.. Energy cane vs sugarcane: Watching the race in plant development. INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS, v. 156, . (18/10315-2, 17/20521-6)
CUNHA, CAMILA P.; DE ABREU, LUIS GUILHERME F.; GRASSI, MARIA CAROLINA B.; ARICETTI, JULIANA A.; MACHADO, EDUARDO C.; PEREIRA, GONCALO A. G.; OLIVEIRA, JULIANA V. C.. Metabolic Regulation and Development of Energy Cane Setts upon Auxin Stimulus. Plant and Cell Physiology, v. 61, n. 3, p. 606-615, . (18/10315-2)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ABREU, Luís Guilherme Furlan de. Identification of new regulatory targets for the sprouting process of sugarcane and energy cane. 2021. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Biologia Campinas, SP.

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