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The transcriptional landscape and co-expression networks of sugarcane

Grant number: 19/15852-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): September 16, 2019
Effective date (End): September 15, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Plant Genetics
Principal Investigator:Glaucia Mendes Souza
Grantee:Augusto Lima Diniz
Supervisor: Doreen Ware
Host Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:17/02270-6 - Evaluation of contrasting progenies transcriptome for the accumulation of biomass and identification of regulation networks, BP.PD


The interest in bioenergy crops, such as those belonging to the Saccharinae subtribe, has increased due to improvements in technologies related to the production of cellulosic bioethanol. In this scenario, sugarcane stands out as the world's leading biomass crop with vast potential to mitigate climate change without affecting food security. Hybrids obtained through the cross-breeding of commercial varieties of sugarcane with ancestral species, such as Saccharum spontaneum, have allowed obtaining genotypes characterized by high fiber content, moderate brix levels, fine stalks and higher tillering rate - the energy cane. Understanding the flow of biological information underlying carbon partitioning is imperative for the establishment of reliable breeding strategies. To this end, we are interested in integrating physiology, regulatory elements, genomic, transcriptomic and metabolomic data from sugarcane towards a systems biology approach. Particularly, in this project, we aim unravel the transcriptome landscape of hybrid genotypes contrasting for biomass and explore co-expression networks to mine important candidates that plays important roles in the sugar/energy cane carbon metabolism.

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(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)
DINIZ, AUGUSTO LIMA; RODRIGUES DA SILVA, DANIELLE IZILDA; LEMBKE, CAROLINA GIMILIANI; LAMAS COSTA, MAXIMILLER DAL-BIANCO; TEN-CATEN, FELIPE; LI, FORREST; VILELA, ROMEL DUARTE; MENOSSI, MARCELO; WARE, DOREEN; ENDRES, LAURICIO; et al. Amino Acid and Carbohydrate Metabolism Are Coordinated to Maintain Energetic Balance during Drought in Sugarcane. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, v. 21, n. 23, . (13/13659-0, 15/01764-0, 17/02270-6, 14/50921-8, 19/15852-9)

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