Research topics

  • Analysis of meiotic mechanisms
  • Analysis of reproduction modes
  • Gap analysis of the collection and conservation of wild crop relatives and vulnerable native plant species using ecological niche models and GPS
  • Analysis of the environmental and spatial factors that regulate the spatial distribution of native plant species to support collection and conservation
  • Cytogenetic and reproductive characterization
  • Genetic characterization through hybridization
  • Plant cytotaxonomy
  • Classification of native species in relation to seed physiology under storage conditions
  • Botanical sampling for biological collections
  • Sampling of crop wild relative plant germplasm and native species for actual and potential use
  • Development of protocols for seed germination and breaking dormancy
  • Development and optimization of protocols for in vitro conservation and cryopreservation of native plant species
  • Determination of the number of mitotic divisions
  • Establishment of protocols for in vitro growth and development of plant structures
  • Pollen viability studies
  • Phylogeny and biogeography
  • Phylogeography of lineages of plant species from the Brazilian flora
  • Traditional and molecular taxonomy for species identification