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Historical patterns of distribution, phylogenetic and phylogeographic relations of small red brocket, Mazama bororo (Duarte, 1996 Mammalia: Cervidae)

Grant number: 13/05944-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2013
Effective date (End): September 14, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Animal Genetics
Principal researcher:José Maurício Barbanti Duarte
Grantee:Aline Meira Bonfim Mantellatto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/10831-0 - Historical patterns of distribution and phylogenetic relationships of the small red brocket deer, Mazama bororo, using ancient DNA, BE.EP.DR


The species Mazama bororo, popularly known as red brocket small, was recently described in 1996. Because of this, the basic aspects of their biology are still unknown, including its historical distribution, demographics and even questions about its taxonomic description. Mazama bororo is a species apparently restricted to the Atlantic forest, environment suffers intense human action, and possibly is the most endangered species of deer in Brazil. The use of ancient DNA, a relatively recent tool, has shown potential for use in preservation studies. Thus, this research project aims to use DNA extracted from museum specimens and feces to revise the taxonomy of the species, describing their historical range and investigate the existence of phylogeographic patterns based on old and new specimens. Therefore, museums present in samples from the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais and Bahia will be collected, and the holotype of Mazama americana jucunda, available at the museum London. This material is extracted, amplified and sequenced in its own laboratory for ancient DNA. Mitochondrial markers are used to identify the specie of each sample and, together with the use of nuclear markers will be performed phylogeographic and taxonomic study of the species. From the data obtained will be possible to know the biological reality in relation to historical distribution and taxonomic, as well as demographic questions of M. bororo information relevant for the design of conservation programs. (AU)

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BONFIM MANTELLATTO, ALINE MEIRA; GONZALEZ, SUSANA; BARBANTI DUARTE, JOSE MAURICIO. Cytochrome b sequence of the Mazama americana jucunda Thomas, 1913 holotype reveals Mazama bororo Duarte, 1996 as its junior synonym. GENETICS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, v. 45, n. 1 2022. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ALINE MEIRA BONFIM MANTELLATTO; SUSANA GONZÁLEZ; JOSÉ MAURÍCIO BARBANTI DUARTE. Molecular identification of Mazama species (Cervidae: Artiodactyla) from natural history collections. GENETICS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, v. 43, n. 2, p. -, 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
Academic Publications
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. Historical distribution patterns, phylogenetics and phylogeographics relations of small red brocket deer, Mazama bororo DUARTE, 1996 (Mammalia: Cervidae). 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias. Jaboticabal Jaboticabal.

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