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Taxonomic Revision of Linaceae DC. ex Perleb and Ixonanthaceae Planch. ex Miq. for Brazil

Project summary:

Linaceae and Ixonanthaceae are two very poorly known angiosperm families of difficult characterization due to its morphological diversity and lack of taxonomic treatments and specialists. The objective of this work is to analyze specimens of main collections, contributing with Flora do Brasil 2020 and scientific production of the taxa.

Cost: $


João Paulo Soares Silva

Highest degree:

Bachelor in Biological Sciences

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

São Paulo State University (UNESP)

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

SOARES-SILVA, JOÃO PAULO; SAMPAIO, DANIELA. Linaceae in Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

SOARES-SILVA, JOÃO PAULO; SAMPAIO, DANIELA. Ixonanthaceae in Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

BARBOSA, KARINE FELICIANO; SALES, JULIANA DE FÁTIMA; SILVA, FABIANO GUIMARÃES; VITORINO, LUCIANA CRISTINA; SOARES-SILVA, JOÃO PAULO; CABRAL, ANA LÚCIA. Cryopreservation as an alternative for conservation of Anacardium humile achene (Monkey nut). Australian Journal of Crop Science (Online), v.13, p.258 - 265, 2019.

Referee 1:

Orlando Necchi Junior

Referee 2:

Pedro Fiaschi

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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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