Thales R.O. de Freitas

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Coal is a mixture of a variety of chemicals, especially hydrocarbons, which may give rise to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). Many PAH compounds produce mutagenic and carcinogenic effects. The quality of mineral coal in Rio Grande do Sul (RS) is low and it is typically obtained by stripping operations; it represents approximately 87% of the Brazil(More)
The first karyotype analysis of Ctenomys flamarioni, based on a sample of 46 specimens collected along the geographical range of this species, is reported. All specimens exhibited a diploid number of 48 but varied in autosomal arm number from a low of 50 to a high of 78. The amount of constitutive heterochromatin also varied with the species' geographical(More)
In reptiles, dorsal body darkness often varies with substrate color or temperature environment, and is generally presumed to be an adaptation for crypsis or thermoregulation. However, the genetic basis of pigmentation is poorly known in this group. In this study we analyzed the coding region of the melanocortin-1-receptor (MC1R) gene, and therefore its role(More)
The rodent genus Ctenomys (tuco-tucos) comprises more than 60 described species, and shows extraordinary inter- and intraspecific karyotypic variation. The most widely distributed species of Ctenomys in Brazil is C. torquatus. Although several cytogenetic studies have been done, the karyotypic variability of this species is still poorly known. In this paper(More)
Rio Grande do Sul (RS) coal is low quality and typically obtained by strip mining. In a recent study concerning 2 years of biomonitoring in coal regions, we demonstrated the genotoxicity of coal and related products on blood cells of native rodents, from RS, Brazil. With the goal of studying the variations in the effects of RS coal on different tissues of(More)
We describe variation at microsatellite loci and the chromosomal polymorphisms of a hybrid population, and hybridizing populations of Ctenomys minutus (the minor tuco-tuco) from the coastal plain of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. Cytogenetic analysis and a survey of six microsatellite loci included 101 specimens of C. minutus from the parental(More)
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