Juliana Vitória M. Bittencourt

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As a matter of fact, Araucaria angustifolia populations occur predominately in small and isolated stands; only a minor number of continuous natural forests of this dioecious wind-pollinated coniferous tree species remain. To implement reasonable conservation, breeding and restorations program it is necessary to have the knowledge of pollen dispersal(More)
Araucaria angustifolia is an endangered tropical/subtropical coniferous of great interest for conservation due its economical, ecological, and social value. Only 3% of original Araucaria forests remain, which are generally confined to small forest fragments. Forest fragmentation can have serious consequences on genetic process in tree population, affecting(More)
In order to understand the impacts of forest fragmentation on Araucaria angustifolia populations, we evaluated the genetic diversity and mating system using SSR markers and open-pollinated seeds from four populations of varying sizes and spatial isolation, in and around one of the best-conserved Araucaria Forest remnants in Southern Brazil. The four(More)
Habitat fragmentation and a decrease in population size may lead to a loss in population genetic diversity. For the first time, the reduction in genetic diversity in the northernmost limit of natural occurence (southeastern Brazil) of Araucaria angustifolia in comparison with populations in the main area of the species continuous natural distribution(More)
The present study assessed the diversity of black yeast-like fungi present on babassu coconut shells, a substrate rich in lipids and several volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including aromatic hydrocarbons. Using different isolation methods, one-hundred-six isolates were obtained and were identified by ITS sequencing as members of the genera Exophiala,(More)
Understanding the mating system of a tree species is important in genetic conservation and tree breeding strategies because it affects the inbreeding and genetic diversity of the descendant populations. Araucaria angustifolia (Bert.) O. Kuntze is a mainly dioecious species that reproduces through outcrossing. However, some monoecious trees have been(More)
In this study, genetic diversity, inbreeding, spatial genetic structure (SGS), and pollen dispersal are analyzed using ten microsatellite loci from two populations of the dioecious, wind-pollinated, coniferous tree Araucaria angustifolia in Southern Brazil. The study populations include an undisturbed 7 ha A. angustifolia cluster, where all adult trees were(More)
Humans derive many utilitarian benefits from the environmental services of biotas and ecosystems.Yet ecosystem, species and genetic levels is increasingly lost from agricultural landscapes mainly due to maximisation of production [1,2]. The genetic variability is a result of several forces including mutation, recombination and gene flow. Allele frequencies(More)
Background Araucaria angustifolia (Bert.) O. Kuntze is a mainly dioecious species that reproduces through outcrossing. However, some monoecious trees have been identified and they may reproduce through self-fertilization. The objective of this study was to confirm the expected relatedness of self-sibs of hand self-pollinated monoecious seed trees, and to(More)
This paper uses a theoretical-conceptual applied research framework to describe analyze scientific production in Brazil addressing the topic of the solidarity economy between 2000 and 2014. In order to achieve the objectives of the study, a search was performed in the Scielo database search engine to gather data and select articles that use the phrase(More)
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