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Systematics and taxonomy of Rudgea Salisb. (Psychotrieae, Rubiaceae)

Grant number: 10/18172-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2011
Effective date (End): November 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Plant Taxonomy
Principal Investigator:Milton Groppo Júnior
Grantee:Carla Poleselli Bruniera
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


The present project aims to perform a cladistic analysis of the genus Rudgea (Rubiaceae) based in molecular data and also to carry through a synopsis for the genus, allied to an evolutionary analysis of its morphological characters. Rudgea is an exclusively neotropical genus, with ca. 100 species, distributed from Mexico until Argentina with two main centers of diversity, in Western portion of South America and in Southeast of Brazil. The species can be found mainly in the wet forests of Amazonia and in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest. The phylogenetic study will be based in molecular data, which will use the two cpDNA regions, the trnl-trnf region and the rps-16 intron, plus the nuclear region ITS (ITS1, 5.8s and ITS2). The analysis will be carried out using maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood and bayesian analysis. Some morphological characters will be selected for an evolutionary analysis in the group aiming at the identification of possible morphological synapomorphies to delimit the genus and infrageneric groups. The synopses will be carried out with the study of collections from Brazilian and foreign herbaria and in material collected in the field. Besides a complete characterization of the genus, the synopses will also include a key for identification of the species, their actualized geographic distribution, list of synonymous, illustrations, descriptions of infrageneric groups and comments on habitats, possible economic applications and fenology of the species. (AU)

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Scientific publications (9)
(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)
TAYLOR, CHARLOTTE M.; BRUNIERA, CARLA POLESELLI. Rubiacearum Americanarum Magna Hama Pars XXXIX. New Species of Carapichea and Rudgea (Palicoureeae) from Western Amazonia. NOVON, v. 26, n. 2, p. 240-251, . (11/10446-0, 10/18172-4)
LACHENAUD, OLIVIER; BRUNIERA, CARLA P.; ZAPPI, DANIELA C.. The Rudgea hostmanniana complex (Rubiaceae) in the Guiana Shield region. PHYTOTAXA, v. 561, n. 3, p. 24-pg., . (10/18172-4, 11/10446-0)
TORRES-LEITE, FILIPE; BRUNIERA, CARLA P.; ZAPPI, DANIELA C.; CARRIJO, TATIANA T.. A new species of Rudgea (Palicoureeae, Rubiaceae) from Espirito Santo state, Brazil. PHYTOTAXA, v. 379, n. 2, p. 180-186, . (11/10446-0, 10/18172-4)
TORRES-LEITE, FILIPE; BRUNIERA, CARLA P.; ZAPPI, DANIELA C.; CARRIJO, TATIANA T.. True axillary inflorescences in Rudgea (Palicoureeae, Rubiaceae), a newly reported characteristic of two new Brazilian species, R. quisquiliae and R. axilliflora. PHYTOTAXA, v. 272, n. 3, p. 191-200, . (11/10446-0, 10/18172-4)
BRUNIERA, C. A. R. L. A. P.; COSTA, I. D. I. M. A. G.; ZAPPI, D. A. N. I. E. L. A. C.. Rudgea infundibuliformis (Palicoureeae, Rubiaceae), a new species from Southeastern Brazil. PHYTOTAXA, v. 548, n. 1, p. 7-pg., . (11/10446-0, 10/18172-4, 16/06260-2)
LACHENAUD, OLIVIER; BRUNIERA, CARLA P.; ZAPPI, DANIELA C.. Six new and a little-known species of Rudgea (Rubiaceae-Palicoureeae) from the Guiana. PHYTOTAXA, v. 531, n. 3, p. 154-174, . (11/10446-0, 10/18172-4)
BRUNIERA, CARLA P.; ZAPPI, DANIELA C.; GROPPO, MILTON. Rudgea agresteophila and R. hileiabaiana (Palicoureeae, Rubiaceae): two new species from eastern Bahia, Brazil. PHYTOTAXA, v. 202, n. 4, p. 289-293, . (11/10446-0, 10/18172-4)
TAYLOR, CHARLOTTE M.; BRUNIERA, CARLA P.; ZAPPI, DANIELA C.. Taxonomic transfers in Neotropical Palicoureeae: new combinations in Rudgea and Palicourea. Kew Bulletin, v. 70, n. 4, . (11/10446-0, 10/18172-4)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
BRUNIERA, Carla Poleselli. Systematics and taxonomy of Rudgea Salisb. (Palicoureeae, Rubiaceae). 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IBIOC/SB) São Paulo.

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