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Can climate and soil conditions change the morpho-anatomy among individuals from different localities? A case study in Aldama grandiflora (Asteraceae)

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Muniz, L. F. [1] ; Bombo, A. B. [1] ; Filartiga, A. L. [1] ; Appezzato-da-Gloria, B. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Plant Anat Lab, Coll Agr Luiz de Queiroz ESALQ, Plant Physiol & Biochem, Biol Sci Dept, Av Padua Dias 11, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Brazilian Journal of Biology; v. 78, n. 4, p. 706-717, NOV 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Vegetative aerial organs are considerably more exposed to environmental conditions and can reflect the specific adaptations of plants to their local environment. Aldama grandiflora species are known to be widely distributed in Brazil; therefore, individuals from different populations of this species are thought to be exposed to different abiotic and biotic conditions. Several anatomical studies conducted on Brazilian Aldama species have mainly focused on the qualitative anatomical characters or traits of these species, but not on their quantitative traits. In this study, we evaluated whether climate and soil conditions can change the morphometry among individuals of A. grandiflora collected from six sites in the Goias State, Brazil, by assessing their anatomical characters. Further, soil sampling was performed, and climate data were collected from all the six sites. The analysis indicated few statistical differences among the populations evaluated, showing that A. grandiflora presented consistent leaf and stem anatomical characteristics. The small morpho-anatomical differences found among individuals of the different populations evaluated, reflected the soil conditions in which these populations were grown. Therefore, environmental factors have a significant influence on the morpho-anatomy of Aldama grandiflora. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/51454-3 - Morphoanatomical, metabolomic and molecular studies as subsidies to the systematic of Asteraceae species and access to their pharmacological potential
Grantee:Beatriz Appezzato da Glória
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/01586-6 - Anatomy and phytochemistry of Aldama La Llave (Asteraceae - Heliantheae)species
Grantee:Aline Bertolosi Bombo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/02476-0 - Morpho-anatomical and essential oil analysis of four species of Aldama la Llave (Asteraceae: Heliantheae)
Grantee:Arinawa Liz del Prado Filartiga
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate