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Morphological, cytogenetic and molecular characterization of Mazama rondoni (Miranda Ribeiro, 1914)

Grant number: 19/05420-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2019
Effective date (End): August 02, 2021
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Animal Genetics
Principal researcher:José Maurício Barbanti Duarte
Grantee:Gabrielle Queiroz Vacari
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/07014-8 - The use of actual topotypes to produce genotypes and cytotypes in the taxonomic review of the Mazama genus: the basis for the species conservation, AP.BTA.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):20/02744-0 - Molecular characterization of Mazama rondoni (Miranda Ribeiro, 1914), BE.EP.MS


The Mazama rondoni species has been positioned as a synonymy of Mazama nemorivaga, belonging to the group of gray deer that occupy the Amazon region. The taxonomic classification of M. nemorivaga is inconsistencies suggesting the presence of more than one species within the taxon. The present work aims to contribute to the taxonomy of the genus Mazama by collecting a specimen of M. rondoni in its type locality (near Vilhena-RO) and characterize it morphologically, cytogenetically and molecularly. Thus allowing their comparison with other specimens, in order to know differences between them and to revise the taxonomy of the species. A specimen will be collected in the locality of M. rondoni (Brazil) with the aid of local hunters. The specimen will be characterized by traditional morphology techniques (craniomandibular measurements, biometric measurements, skin coloration), as well as cytogenetic analyzes (G-Band, C-Band, conventional Giemsa staining and Ag-NOR staining) and molecular mitochondrial and nuclear genes). Comparisons with existing samples in databases will provide a information about the taxon positioning for possible validation of the Mazama rondoni species.

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VACARI, Gabrielle Queiroz. Morphological, cytogenetic and molecular characterization of Mazama rondoni Miranda-Ribeiro, 1914. 2021. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias. Jaboticabal Jaboticabal.

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