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Morphological, molecular and phylogenetic assessment of Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta)

Grant number: 14/24359-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): February 08, 2015
Effective date (End): September 08, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Plant Taxonomy
Principal researcher:Luis Henrique Zanini Branco
Grantee:Nadia Martins Lemes da Silva
Supervisor abroad: Juan Manuel López-Bautista
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Alabama (UA), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:13/11357-7 - Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) from biomes of southern Brazil, BP.PD


Trentepohliales is one of the most representative groups of the microflora of terrestrial environments. This research proposes to investigate Trentepohliales populations from southern Brazilian (eventually from other regions of Brazil) under morphological, molecular and phylogenetic approaches. The findings will be added to previous results of specimens from other regions of American continent (USA, French Guiana and Panama) to improve the taxonomic and phylogenetic evaluations on the group. Samples of Trentepohliales from Brazil will be submitted to detailed morphological study with analyses of the following characteristics: habit, plant mass characteristics, metric and morphological characteristics of the vegetative cells and reproductive structures. Molecular studies will be conducted using rbcL and ITS markers for characterization and phylogenetic analyses. This polyphasic approach (morphological, geographical and molecular data) must result in a better understanding of the taxonomic circumscription, biogeography and phylogenetic history of the studied species and offering insights about taxonomy and phylogeny of the whole group. (AU)

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LEMES-DA-SILVA, NADIA M.; LOPEZ-BAUTISTA, JUAN M.; BRANCO, LUIS HENRIQUE Z. A new and cryptic species of Trentepohlia (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) from Brazilian mixed forests. PHYCOLOGIA, v. 57, n. 4, p. 385-393, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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