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Hidden fungi from Araucaria forests: diversity and ecological aspects of Brazilian Pine endophytes

Project summary:

This project aims to recognize the diversity and ecological aspects of endophytic fungi (EF) associated with Araucaria angustifolia. EF are highly diverse and beneficial to their hosts, while A. angustifolia presents ecological and economic importance. Expected outcomes are presenting a taxonomic list and understand the environmental factors influencing this community.

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Diogo Henrique Costa de Rezende

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


Fungi, Gymnosperms

Federal University of Minas Gerais

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Proteomic fingerprinting for the fast and accurate identification of species in the Polyporoid and Hymenochaetoid fungi clades. 2019. Study presenting the accuracy of an alternative tool for macrofungi identification.

Morphological reassessment and molecular phylogenetic analyses of Amauroderma raised new perspectives in the generic classification of the Ganodermataceae family. 2017. Persoonia, 39: 254-269. Study dealing with the phylogeny and taxonomy and of a group of macrofungi, with proposition of two new genera and one new species.

Amauroderma calcitum sp. nov. and notes on taxonomy and distribution of Amauroderma species (Ganodermataceae). 2016. Phytotaxa, 244:101-124. Study dealing with the taxonomy and phylogeny of a genus of macrofungi, with proposition of a new species.

New records of Perenniporia sensu lato and Pyrofomes for the Brazilian Cerrado. 2015. Iheringia. Série Botânica, 70: 157-166. Study dealing with the taxonomy of a group of Macrofungi.

Referee 1:

Aristóteles Góes Neto

Referee 2:

Elisandro Ricardo Drechsler dos Santos

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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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