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Phylogeography of the genus Carapa in the lowlands of the Amazon and the influence of polyembryony on its diversification.

Project summary:

The main objective of the proposed project here will be to understand the species limits in Carapa, to support the understanding of species diversification in the Amazon, a region of great diversity and where Carapa plays an important role in the local economy

Cost: $


Semirian Campos Amoêdo

Highest degree:

Master in Biological Sciences (Botany)

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA)

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Amoêdo, S. C., & Ferraz, I. D. K. (2017). Seed quality evaluation by tetrazolium staining during a desiccation study of the recalcitrant seeds of Carapa guianensis Aubl. and Carapa surinamensis Miq. - Meliaceae. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 12(12), 1005-1013.

Amoêdo, S. C., & Ferraz, I. D. K. (2018). A comparative study of the thermal ranges of three germination criteria of a tropical tree with bioeconomic interest: Carapa surinamensis Miq. (Meliaceae). Brazilian Journal of Biology, 79(2), 213-219. Epub July 30.

Referee 1:

Alberto Vicentini

Referee 2:

Myriam Heuertz

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Scientific merit


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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