Fábio Tebaldi Silveira Nogueira

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The simultaneous existence of alternative oxidases and uncoupling proteins in plants has raised the question as to why plants need two energy-dissipating systems with apparently similar physiological functions. A probably complete plant uncoupling protein gene family is described and the expression profiles of this family compared with the multigene family(More)
 Cotyledon explants of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cvs 'Santa Clara', 'Firme' mutant, 'IPA-5' and 'IPA-6') were excised from 8- to 10-day-old in vitro-grown seedlings. Four different shoot induction media supplemented with timentin (300 mg l–1) were screened. When cotyledon explants were cultured on MS-based medium with 1.0 mg l–1 zeatin plus 0.1(More)
Tropical and subtropical plants are generally sensitive to cold and can show appreciable variation in their response to cold stress when exposed to low positive temperatures. Using nylon filter arrays, we analyzed the expression profile of 1,536 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) of sugarcane (Saccharum sp. cv SP80-3280) exposed to cold for 3 to 48 h.(More)
Sugarcane is generally propagated by cuttings of the stalk containing one or more lateral buds, which will develop into a new plant. The transition from the dormant into the active stage constitutes a complex phenomenon characterized by changes in accumulation of phytohormones and several other physiological aspects. Abscisic acid (ABA) and methyl-jasmonate(More)
Fruit ripening in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is well understood at the molecular level. However, information regarding genetic pathways associated with tomato ovary and early fruit development is still lacking. Here, we investigate the possible role(s) of the microRNA156/SQUAMOSA promoter-binding protein-like (SPL or SBP box) module (miR156 node) in(More)
The transcriptome-wide endosperm-preferred expression of maize genes was addressed by analyzing a large database of expressed sequence tags (ESTs). We generated 30,531 high quality sequence-reads from the 5′-ends of cDNA libraries from maize endosperm harvested at 10, 15, and 20 days after pollination. A further 196,900 maize sequence-reads retrieved from(More)
Mitochondrial inner membrane uncoupling proteins (UCP) catalyze a proton conductance that dissipates the proton electrochemical gradient established by the respiratory chain, thus affecting the yield of ATP synthesis. UCPs are involved in mitochondrial energy flow regulation and have been implicated in oxidative stress tolerance. Based on the global gene(More)
Uncoupling mitochondrial proteins (UCPs) belong to a discrete family within the mitochondrial anion carrier superfamily. Several uncoupling protein types have been found in mitochondria from mammals and plants, as well as in fishes, fungi, and protozoa. Mammalian UCPs and plant uncoupling proteins (PUMPs) form five distinct subfamilies. Only subfamily III(More)
Sugarcane is the source of sugar in all tropical and subtropical countries and is becoming increasingly important for bio-based fuels. However, its large (10 Gb), polyploid, complex genome has hindered genome based breeding efforts. Here we release the largest and most diverse set of sugarcane genome sequences to date, as part of an on-going initiative to(More)
The wild grass species Brachypodium distachyon (L.) has been proposed as a new model for temperate grasses. Among the biotechnological tools already developed for the species, an efficient induction protocol of somatic embryogenesis (SE) using immature zygotic embryos has provided the basis for genetic transformation studies. However, a systematic work to(More)