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Multiloci phylogeography of PILOSOCEREUS AURISETUS group (Cactaceae)

Grant number: 12/22943-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2013
Effective date (End): June 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Plant Genetics
Principal Investigator:Evandro Marsola de Moraes
Grantee:Manolo Fernandez Perez
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Humanas e Biológicas (CCHB). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). Sorocaba , SP, Brazil


The Neogene geomorphologic events and Quaternary paleoclimatic cycles contribution to Neotropical species diversification has been a recurrent debate theme on the literature. The current scattered distribution pattern of xeric vegetation enclaves at the Cerrado domain is presumably the result of these events, since present vegetation fragments could be relicts from a broader past distribution. However, studies on taxa associated with these areas are very scarce, making it difficult to gain insights on its diversification history. This lack of studies is partly due to low availability of molecular markers with appropriate phylogenetic signal on recent divergence plant species. The distribution of Cactaceae from PILOSOCEREUS AURISETUS group is associated with these enclaves in northeast, center-east and southeast Brazil. The group taxonomic history is extremely unstable, reflecting species morphologic variation complexity. On the present project, anonymous nuclear markers will be isolated for P. AURISETUS group from Next-Generation Sequencing genomic data. These nuclear markers will be used upon a extensive sampling over the whole taxonomic and morphologic variation of this species group. The genomic data will also be used directly to test previously developed hypothesis about the species diversification history.

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Scientific publications (4)
(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)
PEREZ, MANOLO F.; CARSTENS, BRYAN C.; RODRIGUES, GUSTAVO L.; MORAES, EVANDRO M.. Anonymous nuclear markers reveal taxonomic incongruence and long-term disjunction in a cactus species complex with continental-island distribution in South America. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 95, p. 11-19, . (12/22477-0, 12/22943-1)
ROMEIRO-BRITO, MONIQUE; KHAN, GULZAR; PEREZ, MANOLO F.; ZAPPI, DANIELA C.; TAYLOR, NIGEL P.; OLSTHOORN, GERARDUS; FRANCO, FERNANDO F.; MORAES, EVANDRO M.. Revisiting phylogeny, systematics, and biogeography of a Pleistocene radiation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, v. 110, n. 3, p. 17-pg., . (15/06160-5, 14/25227-0, 12/22943-1, 12/22477-0)
PEREZ, MANOLO F.; FRANCO, FERNANDO F.; BOMBONATO, JULIANA R.; BONATELLI, ISABEL A. S.; KHAN, GULZAR; ROMEIRO-BRITO, MONIQUE; FEGIES, ANA C.; RIBEIRO, PAULIANNY M.; SILVA, GISLAINE A. R.; MORAES, EVANDRO M.. Assessing population structure in the face of isolation by distance: Are we neglecting the problem?. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, v. 24, n. 12, p. 1883-1889, . (12/22943-1, 12/22857-8, 15/06160-5)
PEREZ, MANOLO F.; BONATELLI, ISABEL A. S.; ROMEIRO-BRITO, MONIQUE; FRANCO, FERNANDO F.; TAYLOR, NIGEL P.; ZAPPI, DANIELA C.; MORAES, EVANDRO M.. oalescent-based species delimitation meets deep learning: Insights from a highly fragmented cactus syste. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY RESOURCES, v. 22, n. 3, . (12/22857-8, 15/06160-5, 12/22943-1)

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