Taxonomic studies related to the Brazilian flora and studies related to the ecology of the vegetation of natural formationsTaxonomic studies related to the Brazilian flora and studies related to the ecology of the vegetation of natural formations.
Studies in genomics and molecular biology of genes involved in the fixation and reduction of CO2 for carbohydrate biosynthesis in sugarcane and studies of the interaction of plant microorganisms in citrus with emphasis on MAPK kinases.
Biochemistry of fermentations, especially the alcoholic, improving the efficiency of the fermentative process, as well as studies aspects of nutrition and stress factors to the yeasts
Develops knowledge on the composition, structure and functioning of Brazilian forests, especially the ones at São Paulo State seeking to define diversity indicators and to carry out studies on forest dynamics processes that support new methods of forest restoration and monitoring of remaining, restored and managed forests
The aim of our studies are the interactions between plant hormones and the environment, investigating all aspects of plant development
Plants are very interesting living beings! Unlike animals, plants are extremely plastic in responding to changes in the environment and they can shape their own development! Plants are capable to generate new tissues/organs throughout their entire life cycle. The establishment and development of such tissues/organs depend upon several physiological and molecular processes that go on inside the cells. Our research group is interested in studying the formation of vegetative and reproductive organs as well as how plants shape these organs in response to the environment.
Conducts research in Morphogenesis and Reproduction of plants of agricultural and forestry interest
Anatomical and ultrastructural studies of in vitro plant regeneration pathways, morphogenic studies of subterranean systems, anatomy and ultra-structure research involved in plant-pathogen interactions.
Develops research in the field of Plant Physiology with a focus on Post-harvest Physiology and Minimal Processing of Fruits and Vegetables
Our research group is interested in understanding how plants develop and how hormones assist them in this complex task. More specifically, we work with plant peptide hormones. A great deal of our efforts and projects has to do with the function and mechanism of action of a family of peptides called RALF (short for Rapid Alkalinization Factor).
Develops research in the areas of Herpetology and Mastozoology, with emphasis on ecology, behavior and conservation of amphibians and reptiles as well as systematic and evolution of mammals