amazon forest biodiversity
Genomics and bioinformatics applied to the study of the Amazon biodiversity.
Our focus area is the Carajás region in the State of Pará, Brazil (depicted in the photo). We aim to describe the biodiversity of the region focusing initially on the Flora. This involves the production of reference DNA barcode libraries for all of the plants. This is advanced with the flora of the altitude fields, known as Canga. We also are deploying metagenomics and metaproteomics to describe the different environments such as distinct patches of the Canga, lakes rivers and the forest itself. Further we are deploying metabacoding for assessing and monitoring the region's biodiversity
Genomic tools are being used for in depth description of targeted plant species.
Other related projects
Funding: Vale, CNPq, NNF
Daniela Scherer, Vale
Fernando Marino, Vale
Taís Fernandes, Vale
Alexandre Castilho, Vale
Bent Petersen, Univ. Copenhagen
Thomas Sichetirz-Pontén, Univ. Copenhagen
Fernando Geu-Flores, Univ. Copenhagen
Elíbio Rech, EMBRAPA Recursos Genéricos