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Functional groups in Lychnophorinae (Asteraceae: Vernonieae) based on morphological and anatomical traits

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Lusa, Makeli Garibotti [1, 2] ; Appezzato-da-Gloria, Beatriz [1] ; Loeuille, Benoit [3] ; Bartoli, Giacomo [4] ; Ciccarelli, Daniela [4]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, Dept Ciencias Biol, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Programa Posgrad Biol Vegetal, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Bot, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Pisa, Dipartimento Biol, I-56126 Pisa - Italy
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Botany; v. 62, n. 2, p. 150-163, 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 11

The Lychnophorinae subtribe (Asteraceae: Vernonieae) occurs mainly on the Central Brazilian Plateau, especially in areas characterised by intense solar radiation, large daily temperature fluctuations, water scarcity during autumn and winter, and frequent fire. However, a few species of Lychnophorinae, such as Blanchetia heterotricha DC., are not restricted to the Cerrado Domain, but can live in open and humid areas of borders of the Atlantic Forest. To understand the mechanisms of Lychnophorinae adaptation to these environmental conditions, habit, leaf and stem functional traits from 12 species were analysed. Leaf and stem samples were processed and stained using standard plant-anatomy methodology. A comparative analysis of functional groups was performed by principal coordinates analysis, which was applied to two matrices of 30 qualitative and five quantitative traits. The multivariate analysis based on qualitative traits highlighted the following four functional types that might be linked to ecological conditions: Group I adapted at open and humid areas of borders of the Atlantic Forest; Group II, with features mostly related to foggy habitats; Group III, exhibiting traits quite adapted to the seasonally dry and variable conditions of the campos rupestres; and Group IV, showing the most specialised morphological and anatomical traits, which might be related to the extreme conditions of the campos rupestres. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/16071-1 - Morphoanatomic adaptations of species of Lychnophorinae subtribe (Asteraceae: Vernonieae) to environmental conditions
Grantee:Makeli Garibotti Lusa
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
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 Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/02085-5 - Morphology, anatomy and phytochemistry of species of subtribe Lychnophorinae (Asteraceae: Vernonieae) as subsidies for the phylogenetic analysis of group
Grantee:Makeli Garibotti Lusa
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate