Research topics

  • Species classification with respect to the physiological response to seed storage (orthodox, recalcitrant or intermediate)
  • Collection of plant germplasm of social and economic importance
  • Development of integrated actions for conservation, including both in situ and ex situ strategies
  • Development of methods for evaluating the physiological quality and genetic integrity of conserved germplasm
  • Development of protocols for germination and for overcoming seed dormancy
  • Development and improvement of protocols for in vitro conservation and cryopreservation of plant species
  • Establishment of protocols for growth and development of in vitro vegetative structures
  • Studies on seed deterioration under storage conditions
  • Phylogeography of Brazilian flora
  • Traditional and molecular taxonomy for species identification