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Taxonomy and conservation status of Myrcia s.l (Myrtaceae Juss,) in Pernambuco, Brasil

Project summary:

The genus Myrcia s.l. it has approximately 800 species, being one of the most numerous neotropical genera. In view of the great relevance of the genus, the present work aims to carry out the taxonomic study of the species of Myrcia s.l. and assess the conservation status of species in the state of Pernambuco.

Cost: $


Juliana Gleice dos Santos Alves

Highest degree:

Graduate in Biology

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

Federal Rural University of Pernambuco - Unidade Acadêmica de Serra Talhada

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Santos, v. M. S.; Alves, j. G. S. ; Silva, A. L. ; Melo, A. L. ; Gusmao, C. L. S. . Estudos citogenéticos em Malvoideae Burnett (Malvaceae Juss.) do semiárido de Pernambuco. In: XXII Encontro de Genética do Nordeste, 2018, Natal. Anais do XXII Encontro de Genética do Nordeste V Snghm | I Genética na Praia | III SNGF, 2018.

Costa, R. S.; Matos, S. S.; Gomes, A. P. S.; Alves, J. G. S. ; Melo, A. L. . Taxonomia do Gênero Ipomoea L. (Convolvulaceae) No Parque Estadual Mata Da Pimenteira, Serra Talhada, Pernambuco. In: Jornada de Ensino Pesquisa e extensão, 2017, Serra Talhada. Taxonomia do Gênero Ipomoea L. (Convolvulaceae) no Parque Estadual Mata da Pimenteira, Serra Talhada, Pernambuco.2017.

Alves, J. G. S.; Santos, L. L.; Matos, S. S; Costa, R. S.; Souza, M. C. S.; Melo, A. L.. Taxonomia de Myrtaceae em Florestas Serranas da Região do Pajeú, Semiárido de Pernambuco: Dados Preliminares. In: XVII Jornada de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão, 2017, Serra Talhada. Anais XVII Jornada de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão, 2017.

Costa, R. S ; Melo, M. F. B ; Alves, J. G. S. ; Matos, S. S. ; Bezerra, Y. R. L. ; Leal, A. L. ; Melo, A. L. . Taxonomia do Gênero Ipomoea L. (Convovulaceae) em Florestas Serranas da Região do Pajeú, Semiárido de Pernambuco. 2018.

Referee 1:

André Laurênio de Melo

Referee 2:

Sarah Maria Athiê de Souza

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1.  Contribution to novel methods for research in systematics and taxonomy and/or
     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

2.  Contribution to the generation of novel systematic data

3.  Quality and significance of questions being addressed

4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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