Arthur Germano Fett-Neto

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Adventitious rooting (AR) is a multifactorial response leading to new roots at the base of stem cuttings, and the establishment of a complete and autonomous plant. AR has two main phases: (a) induction, with a requirement for higher auxin concentration; (b) formation, inhibited by high auxin and in which anatomical changes take place. The first stages of(More)
Adventitious rooting is essential for vegetative propagation of woody species. We studied the effects of auxin and light on the development of adventitious roots in cuttings obtained from seedlings of Eucalyptus saligna Smith and E. globulus Labill in an attempt to characterize the adventitious rooting process and identify factors controlling rhizogenesis.(More)
Callus cultures of Taxus cuspidata and Taxus canadensis were induced using different tissue explants including green and red arils, seed contents, young stems and needles. Callus derived from stem segments displayed the best growth in defined media. The culture medium was supplemented with reducing agents and phenolic-binding compounds to inhibit callus(More)
It is well established that auxins play a central role in the determination of rooting capacity, which is essential for vegetative propagation. Recent studies with apple trees have pointed to significant effects of auxin stability, wound related phenolics and ethylene production in the control of adventitious rooting. In the present study, a comparative(More)
The effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation on chlorophyll content and accumulation of the anti-inflammatory monoterpene-indole alkaloid brachycerine in plants and calli of Psychotria brachyceras (Rubiaceae) were investigated. In this study, we also investigated a protective role for brachycerine against stress conditions. Calli and tip cuttings incubated in(More)
Arabidopsis displays circadian rhythms in stomatal aperture, stomatal conductance, and CO(2) assimilation, each of which peaks around the middle of the day. The rhythmic opening and closing of stomata confers a rhythm in sensitivity and resistance, respectively, to the toxic gas sulfur dioxide. Using this physiological assay as a basis for a mutant screen,(More)
Comparisons between related species with different rooting capacities can provide insights into the mechanisms controlling adventitious root development. The availability of carbohydrates is often considered exclusively as an energetic requirement to drive root development; the major regulatory role in the process is often attributed to phytohormones,(More)
We characterized the adventitious rooting response of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. to various concentrations of calcium, nitrogen, phosphorus, iron, manganese, zinc, boron and copper. The parameters analyzed were percent rooting, root number, root length and mean rooting time. Root number and root length were significantly affected by mineral nutrition,(More)
Monoterpene indole alkaloids (MIAs) are a large class of plant alkaloids with significant pharmacological interest. The sustained production of MIAs at high yields is an important goal in biotechnology. Intensive effort has been expended toward the isolation, cloning, characterization and transgenic modulation of genes involved in MIA biosynthesis and in(More)
Cell culture of Taxus cuspidata represents an alternative to whole plant extraction as a source of taxol and related taxanes. Feeding phenylalanine to callus cultures was previously shown to result in increased taxol yields, probably due to the involvement of this amino acid as a precursor for the N-benzoylphenylisoserine side chain of taxol. Inthis study,(More)