Jorge S. Oliveira

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Crude oil extraction, transportation and use provoke the contamination of countless ecosystems. Therefore, bioremediation through surfactants mobilization or biodegradation is an important subject, both economically and environmentally. Bioremediation research had a great boost with the recent advances in Metagenomics, as it enabled the sequencing of(More)
Some studies of polymorphisms in prostate cancer (PCa) analyze individuals in a uniform manner, regardless of genetic ancestry. However, PCa aggressiveness differs between subjects of African descent and those of European extraction. Thus, genetic ancestry analysis may be used to detect population stratification in case-control association studies. We(More)
Background: Eucalyptus is the world's most widely planted hardwood tree. Its outstanding adaptability and growth have made them a global renewable resource of fibre and energy. Their commercial value motivates studies over their genome and genetic regulation aiming to improve the wood quality. MiRNAs are important molecules in the genetic regulation. Their(More)
The β(s) mutation is responsible for the most aggressive form of sickle cell disease, has a predominantly African origin, and arrived in Brazil through the slave trade. However, the Brazilian population is highly miscegenated, underscoring the importance of ancestry-informative markers (AIMs) for the identification of the genetic structure of a population.(More)
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