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Populational variability among decapod crustacean species from mangroves: morphological and molecular analysis

Grant number: 12/06299-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Fernando Luis Medina Mantelatto
Grantee:Raquel Correa Buranelli
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:10/50188-8 - Decapod crustaceans: multi-disciplinary characterization of the sea biodiversity of the State of São Paulo (taxonomy, spermiotaxonomy, molecular biology and population dynamics), AP.BTA.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):14/11659-6 - Population variability of mangrove crabs in North America: morphological and molecular analyzes, BE.EP.DD


Mangroves constitute unique ecosystems, with a high ecological value and high rates of productivity and biodiversity. These systems represent regions with species forming populations with a one-dimensional stepping-stone structure type. This kind of structure allows us to infer that these systems constitute discrete and isolated habitats, what indicates limited gene flow between populations of species that inhabit them. Studies on population structure allow us to set strategies for biodiversity conservation, revealing which geographical areas include the largest genetic diversity within populations of a species. In this way, the aim of this project is to analyze the variability of decapod crustaceans populations living in mangroves of São Paulo and surrounding areas using morphological and molecular markers (mitochondrial COI and nuclear 16S and H3). It will be possible to analyze which processes of gene flow maintain the biodiversity in these ecosystems, aiming at their conservation and evaluating the importance of mangroves as ecosystems that generate biodiversity. (AU)

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Scientific publications (7)
(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)
MANTELATTO, FERNANDO L.; TAMBURUS, ANA FRANCISCA; MAGALHAES, TATIANA; BURANELLI, RAQUEL C.; TEROSSI, MARIANA; NEGRI, MARIANA; CASTILHO, ANTONIO L.; COSTA, ROGERIO C.; ZARA, FERNANDO J.. Checklist of decapod crustaceans from the coast of the Sao Paulo state (Brazil) supported by integrative molecular and morphological data: III. Infraorder Brachyura Latreille, 1802. Zootaxa, v. 4872, n. 1, p. 1-108, . (12/06299-5, 10/50188-8, 12/06300-3, 09/54931-0, 18/13685-5)
BERTACINI MORAES, JULIANA CRISTINA; TEROSSI, MARIANA; BURANELLI, RAQUEL CORREA; TAVARES, MARCOS; MANTELATTO, FERNANDO L.; DE SIQUEIRA BUENO, SERGIO LUIZ. Morphological and molecular data reveal the cryptic diversity among populations of Aegla paulensis (Decapoda, Anomura, Aeglidae), with descriptions of four new species and comments on dispersal routes and conservation status. Zootaxa, v. 4193, n. 1, p. 1-48, . (12/06299-5, 12/16083-0, 10/50188-8)
MANTELATTO, FERNANDO L.; MIRANDA, IVANA; VERA-SILVA, ANA L.; NEGRI, MARIANA; BURANELLI, RAQUEL C.; TEROSSI, MARIANA; MAGALHAES, TATIANA; COSTA, ROGERIO C.; ZARA, FERNANDO J.; CASTILHO, ANTONIO L.. Checklist of decapod crustaceans from the coast of the Sao Paulo state (Brazil) supported by integrative molecular and morphological data: IV. Infraorder Anomura: Superfamilies Chirostyloidea, Galatheoidea, Hippoidea and Paguroidea. Zootaxa, v. 4965, n. 3, p. 558-600, . (12/06300-3, 09/54931-0, 18/13685-5, 10/50188-8, 12/06299-5)
BURANELLI, RAQUEL C.; ZARA, FERNANDO J.; MANTELATTO, FERNANDO L.. Male reproductive system of the red brocade hermit crab Dardanus insignis (Diogenidae) and its relationship to other family members. ZOOMORPHOLOGY, v. 133, n. 2, p. 127-137, . (10/11988-9, 09/54931-0, 12/06299-5, 10/50188-8)
Academic Publications
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BURANELLI, Raquel Correa. Population variability in mangroves: molecular and morphological analyses in Brachyura crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda). 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (PCARP/BC) Ribeirão Preto.

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