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Project summary:

The present project seeks to investigate the phylogenetic relationships of the “Psidium striatulum complex” (Myrteae, Myrtaceae) and taxonomic revision of this group.

Cost: $


Amélia Carlos Tuler

Highest degree:

PhD of Botany

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Early-career researcher (PhD obtained within last three years)


Flowering plants

Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES) – Vitória, ES, Brazil

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

TULER, A.C; CARRIJO, T.T; PEIXOTO, A.L; GARBIN, M.L; FERREIRA, M.F.S; CARVALHO, C.R; SPADETO, M.S; CLARINDO, W.R. Diversification and geographical distribution of Psidium (Myrtaceae) species with distinct ploidy levels. TREES (BERLIN. INTERNET), v. 33, p. 1101-1110, 2019.

TULER, A.C; CARRIJO, T.T; PEIXOTO, A.L. New synonyms and typifications in Psidium species described by João Rodrigues Mattos (Myrtaceae): the importance of maintaining scientific collections. PHYTOTAXA, v. 400, p. 298-300, 2019.

TULER, A.C; PROENÇA, C. E. B; CARRIJO.T.T; PEIXOTO, A.L. Typification and nomenclatural notes on Psidium cattleyanum (Myrtaceae). TAXON, p. 1194-1198, 2018.

TULER, A.C; COSTA, C.M; CARRIJO, T.T; PEIXOTO, A.L. Psidium pulcherrimum (Myrtaceae, Myrteae), a new species from Bahia, Brazil. BRITTONIA, v. 72, p. 1, 2019.

Referee 1:

Ariane Luna Peixoto

Referee 2:

Tatiana Tavares Carrijo

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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

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

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