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Reference herbaria of Gesnerioideae (Gesneriaceae): visit and collect of pollen and floral material

Grant number: 18/24345-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2019
Effective date (End): August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Plant Morphology
Principal researcher:Eduardo Custódio Gasparino
Grantee:Cintia Neves de Souza
Supervisor abroad: Alain Philippe Chautems
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Research place: Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève (CJBG), Switzerland  
Associated to the scholarship:18/01569-0 - Pollen-flower-pollinator adaptive relation: morphological variations and taxonomic importance in species of Gesnerioideae (Gesneriaceae), BP.DR

Abstract

We will carry out visit for observation of the specimens that compose the main clades of Gesnerioideae (Gesneriaceae) in the G (Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de La Ville de Genève, Switzerland) herbarium, in order to get pollen and floral material for the development of the FAPESP Doctoral Fellowship project in the country. Pollen and floral materials will be collected for pollen morphology analyzes and floral morphometric analyzes, in order to understand how the floral morphology varies and how they are associated with the pollinating syndromes among the tribes and genera studied. Such a proposal will consequently allow visit to Gesneriaceae reference center, giving access to the scientific environment, as well as contact with materials and techniques developed in these centers, besides the interaction with professionals in the area, for example curators and taxonomists, ensuring an important contribution in the tenderer's knowledge and experience. (AU)

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