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Systematic of the Amazonian Pachira clade (Bombacoideae, Malvaceae) focusing on Brazilian species

Project summary:

We will investigate the relationships of the Amazonian Pachira clade using a major number of species on phylogenetic analyses, since no other works used this genus or yours clade in your totality. Thus, we will use the molecular markers ITS and ETS for ribosomal DNA and trnS-trnG for chloroplast DNA.

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Vania Nobuko Yoshikawa

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Flowering plants

University of Mogi das Cruzes

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Yoshikawa, Vania Nobuko, Esteves, Gerleni Lopes & Duarte, Marília Cristina. Flora da Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais: Bombacoideae (Malvaceae). Boletim de Botânica da Universidade de São Paulo, v. 37, p. 49-58. 2019.

Ramos, Flavio Nunes Mortara, Yoshikawa, Vania Nobuko et al.; Atlantic Epiphytes: a data set of vascular and non-vascular epiphyte plants and lichens from the Atlantic Forest. ECOLOGY, v. 100, p. e02541, 2019.

Yoshikawa, Vania Nobuko; Duarte, Marília Cristina; Gonçalez, Victor Martins. Sida uniaristata, a New Species of Sida sect. Sidae L. (Malvaceae, Malvoideae) from Brazil. Systematic Botany, v. 44, p. 184-188, 2019.

Macedo, T.M; Yoshikawa, Vania N.; Duarte, M. C. A New Species of (Malvaceae, Bombacoideae) from Espírito Santo State, Brazil. Systematic Botany, v. 43, p. 1000-1004, 2018.

Referee 1:

Willian S. Alverson

Referee 2:

Marília Cristina Duarte

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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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