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Comparison the photogenic and non-photogenic tissues of bioluminescent keroplatid: morphological and biochemical aspects

Grant number: 17/26149-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2018
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Morphology - Cytology and Cell Biology
Principal researcher:Fábio Camargo Abdalla
Grantee:Giovanna Hemy Takano dos Santos
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Humanas e Biológicas (CCHB). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). Sorocaba , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:10/05426-8 - Arthropod bioluminescence: biological diversity in Brazilian biomes, biochemical origin, structural/functional evolution of luciferases, molecular differentiation of lanterns, biotechnological, environmental and educational applications, AP.TEM


The project aims to investigate the species of non-bioluminescent and bioluminescent keroplatid dipterans of Atlantic Forest, comparing them to each other and to the morphological and biochemical systems of Arachnocampa and Orfelia. It will be done morphological and histochemical studies about bioluminescent structures with the non-luminescent ones, but similar to the first. Biochemical studies will also be done, as the cell fractionation and the bioluminescent bio-image, with the intention of visualizing the cell's region responsible for the light emission. The project of I.C. is a subproject of the thematic project FAPESP 2010/05426-8, that aims improve the scientific and technological development of bioluminescent systems in arthropods. (AU)

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