Everton Hilo Souza

Everton Hilo Souza
Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia · Center for Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Sciences (CCAAB)

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January 2014 - present
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)
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  • Pós-doc
February 2010 - November 2013
University of São Paulo
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  • PhD Students

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Publications (124)
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Commelinaceae is an important component of the Atlantic Forest and its analysis can provide information on the conservation of that species. This study had the objective of analyzing the phenology and floral and reproductive biology of Dichorisandra rhizantha, growing in an Atlantic Forest fragment, to obtain data related to the form of reproductio...
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The Active Pineapple Germplasm Bank (Pineapple AGB) of Embrapa Cassava & Fruits (Embrapa/ CNPMF) has more than 700 accessions under field conditions. As backups, there are copies kept in a greenhouse, with one or two plants per accession, cultivated in plastic pots with commercial substrate. An in vitro gene bank was established in 2003, and during...
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Hohenbergia is one the most diverse genera in Bahia state, and inhabits almost all regions of the state. As a result of ongoing studies on Hohenbergia in Bahia, Brazil, here we describe and illustrate Hohenbergia erecta, endemic to the municipality of Mucugê, at Chapada Diamantina. Hohenbergia erecta differs from its morphologically related, H. cat...
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Brazilian floriculture is driven by novelties, requiring the constant entry of new products into the market. This situation favors Bra-zil, which has, in its native flora, unique species in the world and with high potential for rational use for commercial purposes. The Brazilian flora with ornamental potential is little explored, and the use of spe...
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The authors describe Hohenbergia ymboreorum, a new green-flowered species of Bromeliaceae from Bahia state. The new species was found growing in the municipality of Vitoria da Conquista as a terrestrial in a highland transitional area between Atlantic Forest and Caatinga vegetation. This new species is morphologically related to H. minor and H. aug...
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Morphoanatomical analysis of seeds contributes to knowledge of the development of seedlings and identification of species, as well as supporting conservation studies. The conservation of the species belonging to the Passiflora genus is crucial due to of the threats to the genetic resources of these species. Thus, the objective of this study was to...
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The authors describe Hohenbergia amargosensis, a new ornamental species of Bromeliaceae from the Atlantic Forest of the Amargosa city, in Bahia state, Brazil. This new species is morphologically related to H. reconcavensis, but can be distinguished from it by the larger plant size when in bloom, longer inflorescence with laxly arranged branches, an...
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Agricultural products such as seedling tubes are often made of nondegradable petroleum-based polymers. Little progress has been made in developing sustainable and active supports for seedling cultivation that enable acclimatization time reduction of certain seedlings. Thus, the aim of this work was to manufacture multimodal sheet tubes functionaliz...
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Cryopreservation is an interesting strategy for the long-term conservation of the seeds of the majority of cultivated plants as well as many of the corresponding wild parents. The objective of this study was to evaluate the response of the seeds of different passion fruit species to cryopreservation, as well as to apply multivariate tools to better...
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The authors describe, discuss, and illustrate two new species of Tillandsia from a granitic outcrop in the municipality of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro state, and from an inselberg located in the municipality of Belo Jardim, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The species are endemic with a restricted area of distribution, being considered critically endangere...
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A new species of Bromeliaceae from the semideciduous submontane forests of Bahia (Brazil) is described and commented: Pseudaraeococcus serranensis R.A. Pontes, E.H. Souza & Versieux. This species is morphologically related to and occurs in sympatry with Pseudaraeococcus lageniformis (R.A.Pontes & Versieux) R.A.Pontes & Versieux, being distinguished...
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Hohenbergia is one the most diverse genus in Bahia state, inhabits almost all region of the state. As a result of ongoing studies on the genus Hohenbergia in Bahia, Brazil, here we describe and illustrate Hohenbergia erecta, endemic to the municipality of Mucugê, at Chapada Diamantina. Hohenbergia erecta differs from its morphologically related, H....
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The continuous refinement of the morphological, anatomical, and molecular studies on the genera of the “Cryptanthoid complex”, mainly considering the recently discovered outlier species, gave rise to new interpretations of species relationships. It reinforced the monophyly of the groups, and allowed the recognition of the new monotypic genus Siquei...
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Knowledge about the behavior of seeds is important to support studies to minimize the effects of predatory extractivism on ornamental bromeliads. The aim of this study was to evaluate the germination, seed morphology and post-seminal development of Hohenbergia belemii and Neoregelia compacta (Bromeliaceae) in different substrates. Seeds were disinf...
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We describe, discuss, and illustrate Dichorisandra rhizantha, a new species from a transitional area between the Atlantic Forest and Caatinga domains in eastern Bahia state, Brazil. The species was assessed as Endangered, especially for its distribution restricted to forest fragments. The new species is morphologically similar to D. hirtella, D. ra...
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Brazil is the world's second leading producer of papaya. However, to sustain future production and growth particularly in the face of climate change, the development of new cultivars adapted to the country's various producing regions is a priority, mainly taking climate change into consideration. Research on the flowering phenology of papaya germpl...
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Brazil is the world's second leading producer of papaya. However, to sustain future production and growth particularly in the face of climate change, the development of new cultivars adapted to the country's various producing regions is a priority, mainly taking climate change into consideration. Research on the flowering phenology of papaya germpl...
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Hohenbergia burle-marxii is one of the rarest species of Hohenbergia (Bromeliaceae), until recently known only by the holotype and its clones. The species had been recorded only once in an imprecise locality in Bahia’s south region. After extensive field work we refound the species and we here present a new geographic range of Hohenbergia burle-mar...
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Me asuring the propagation potential of any variety, considering micropropagation to obtain the seedlings, has received little attention from researchers. The use of unusual statistical techniques, such as geometric growth rate and exponential regression, can produce important information for planning and applying subcultures based on their in vitr...
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O banco de abacaxi localizado na Embrapa Mandioca e Fruticultura está en�tre os mais antigos da Empresa, tendo sido estabelecido em 1975 a partir de 39 acessos recebidos do Instituto Agronômico de Campinas. A amplia�ção dessa coleção começou a partir de 1979, quando a Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia e a Embrapa Mandioca e Fruticultura in...
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Cassava breeding is hampered by high flower abortion rates that prevent efficient recombination among promising clones. To better understand the factors causing flower abortion and propose strategies to overcome them, we 1) analyzed the reproductive barriers to intraspecific crossing, 2) evaluated pollen-pistil interactions to maximize hand pollina...
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The authors describe, discuss, and illustrate Tillandsia oliveirae, a new species from the inselbergs of the Caatinga biome in the municipality of Itatim, Bahia, Brazil. The new species is similar to T. hofackeri, differing by morphological characters such as larger size of the plant, longer peduncle, more laxly arranged leaves, which are more nume...
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Hohenbergia lanata Pereira & Moutinho is an endemic bromeliad of the State of Bahia (Brazil), occurring in an altitudinal transition forest between Caatinga dry woodland and Atlantic Forest. The type material was collected by Roberto Burle-Marx, who introduced it into cultivation in his gardens, but lacking the accurate provenance, only mentioning...
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The growth of Brazilian floriculture is remarkable, both in terms of the number of producers and the cultivated area. To reduce costs and add value, the organic production of ornamental pineapple plants is an option for some consumer markets. This study was carried at the Fundação José Carvalho, municipality of Entre Rios (Bahia State), Brazil, to...
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The authors describe and illustrate four new species of Cryptanthus: C. flesherii, C. lutandensis, C. santosii, and C. solidadeanus. The affinities and distinctness of the new species are supported by the combination of geographical distribution, ecological preference, and morphological characters regarded as the most useful to distinguish taxa in...
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We here establish the Hohenbergia capitata complex composed of three species endemic to the Atlantic Forest, in the State of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil. When compared with other Hohenbergia species endemic to the Atlantic Forest, the complex is recognized by the small size of the plants (shorter than 1 m tall when flowering), lanceolate leaf blades...
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Tillandsia L. is the largest genus of the family Bromeliaceae, containing 755 species and seven subgenera. Morphoanatomical studies of leaves provide useful characteristics to phylogenetic, taxonomic, and ecological analyses. This study aims to characterize and compare the leaves of 24 species of the four subgenera of Tillandsia that occur in Bahia...
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Field photographs of plant species are crucial for research and conservation, but the lack of a centralized database makes them difficult to locate. We surveyed 25 online databases of field photographs and found that they harboured only about 53% of the approximately 125,000 vascular plant species of the Americas. These results reflect the urg...
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Field photographs of plant species are crucial for research and conservation, but the lack of a centralized database makes them difficult to locate. We surveyed 25 online databases of field photographs and found that they harboured only about 53% of the approximately 125,000 vascular plant species of the Americas. These results reflect the urgent n...
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Hohenbergia correia-araujoi Pereira & Moutinho is a member of the Bromeliaceae widely used in gardening, endemic to the Bahia state (Brazil), rarely collected since its description in 1980. Although the species is an ornamental bromeliad, the detailed occurrence range and its ecological and morphological traits are poorly known. In this paper, we p...
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Macambira is popularly designated to two species of Bromeliaceae: Bromelia laciniosa and Encholirium spectabile. Both species are xerophilous and have morphological and physiological structures adapted to the semiarid climate. Floristic studies are essential for the knowledge of existing species in certain areas and provide information on diversity...
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Bromeliaceae family is very common in Brazilian territory, with approximately 56 genera registered. Ananas comosus (L.) Merr, known as pineapple, one of the most consumed tropical fruits in the world, is the most studied species among them. Additionally some of the plants in this family are used to treat several pathologies in traditional medicine,...
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The genetic erosion of the Ananas Mill. genus has been accelerating in recent years. In the Pineapple Active Germplasm Bank (AGB) of the Embrapa Cassava and Fruits research unit (Embrapa Mandioca e Fruticultura), in vitro safety duplication has been an efficient strategy to protect this important germplasm. However, there are indications that in vi...
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Bromelia laciniosaand Encholirium spectabile (Bromeliaceae) have vernacular names as macambira. Both species are restricted to the Northeast of Brazil, mainly in the Caatinga domain or in ecotonal regions with the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado. Macambira species have been reported for different uses in rural communities, ranging from ornamental plant...
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Vriesea bahiana, Hohenbergia castellanosii and Encholirium spectabile are endemic Brazilian species that are considered endemic or endangered. Development of strategies to conserve these species is important to prevent irreversible genetic erosion. The objective of this study was to evaluate the post-seminal development and seed cryopreservation of...
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Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae) species have high endemism, and due to their strong ornamental potential, predatory extraction is threatening the extinction or drastic population reduction of many of them. In light of this scenario, it is necessary to find strategies for the conservation of these endangered species. The objective of this study was to eva...
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This study assessed and compared different methods for vegetative propagation of a miniature ornamental pineapple hybrid (ORN-MUT), seeking to determine the best method for production of plantlets, as well as for removal of the PMWaV viral complex from plants cultured in vitro, for production of healthy parent plants. Pineapple wilt is a disease th...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the stigma morphoanatomy and receptivity in ten promising papaya accessions, to expand knowledge useful for genetic improvement of the culture. The morphoanatomy was analyzed by light and scanning electron microscopy, and the stigma receptivity was investigated by application of hydrogen peroxide and α-na...
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The authors describe, discuss, and illustrate Lymania involucrata, a new ornamental species from the Atlantic Forest in the municipality of Igrapiúna, Bahia, Brazil, here considered a critically endangered species. The new species is morphologically related to L. brachycaulis but clearly differs from it by the well-developed, involucral primary bra...
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Cryopreservation of pineapple shoot tips has been established from various protocols, including droplet vitrification. Thus, this work aimed to evaluate the morphoanatomical conditions of the starting material over different times (30, 45 and 60 days) of culture before freezing and its correlation with the survival percentage of the cryopreserved s...
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Uebelmannia pectinifera Buining subsp. pectinifera (Cactaceae) is an endangered species endemic to quartzitic rocks in campo rupestre vegetation of Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Understanding its reproductive biology and pollinators is needed for effective conservation planning for the species. The study took place in the Parque Nacional Sempre Vivas...
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Cowpea aphid-borne mosaic virus (CABMV) is the main pathogen that affects passion fruit, causing woodiness disease in Brazil. The identification of sources of resistance in Passiflora is necessary for the development of resistant cultivars. The objective of this work was to evaluate the reaction of eight species of Passiflora to CABMV and to verify...
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We present the first records of five Tillandsia L. species from the state of Bahia, Brazil, which were collected in the field and studied in herbaria. Tillandsia didisticha (E.Morren) Baker occurs in Cerrado and Caatinga biomes, T. line aris Vell. and T. dura Baker in Atlantic Forest fragments, and T. pruinosa Sw. and T. graomogolensis Silveira in...
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O Banco de Germoplasma de Bromélia (BGB Bromélia) está estabelecido na Embrapa Mandioca e Fruticultura e possui, atualmente, 1.187 acessos oriundos de todos os biomas do Brasil e algumas espécies do exterior. Devido a importância da família Bromeliaceae no equilíbrio dos ecossistemas, assim como dos seus vários usos, como na alimentação, na produçã...
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Epiphytism in the Caatinga biome is still poorly studied. In this biome, the licuri palm (Syagrus coronata) is an important phorophyte of several species. In this study, epiphytes were surveyed on licuri palms in order to infer the conservation degree of a Caatinga area. A total of 496 individuals of S. coronata were sampled, in a toposequence in f...
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Tillandsia is the bromeliad genus containing the largest number of species, with wide geographic dispersion and an important ecological role in the ecosystems. Investigations of pollen morphology are important to support taxonomic and conservation studies as well as to choose promising species for cross-pollination to obtain hybrids. The objective...
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Species of Tillandsia L. are widely distributed in Brazilian ecosystems, and in the state of Bahia they can be found in the Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado biomes. Studying the reproductive aspects of these species can support their management and conservation. In particular, stigma morphology is a conserved trait of Bromeliaceae and stigma r...
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The authors describe, discuss, and illustrate Tillandsia itatiensis, a new species from the Caatinga biome in the municipality of Itatim, Bahia, Brazil. The new species is similar to T. streptocarpa and T. grao-mogolensis, regarding morphological characters such as caulescent habit, curved stem, simple inflorescence with no more than five flowers p...
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The Pineapple mealybug wilt-associated virus (PMWaV) provokes a disease that causes considerable losses to pineapple growers due to the reduced leaf tissue turgescence, resulting in leaf necrosis and death in severe cases. In this work, we describe the comparison of shoot tip culture and cryotherapy methods to eradicate the pineapple wilt disease-a...
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Species of the Bromeliaceae are known for their pharmacological actions, including anthelmintic effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro anthelmintic activity of extracts and fractions of BRS Boyrá pineapple leaf against the eggs and infective larvae of gastrointestinal nematodes (Trichostrongylidae) of goats and to identify t...
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The in vitro rescue of immature embryos can be employed both for preservation of mango germplasm and rescue of hybrids produced from crosses to obtain traits of interest. The objective of this work was to establish a protocol for in vitro rescue of immature embryos aiming to preserve mango germplasm. Immature embryos of two mango varieties, ‘Carlot...
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Alcantarea nahoumii (Leme) J. R. Grant is a species native to the Atlantic Forest that stands out for ornamental purposes. The objective of this work was to evaluate the in vitro germination of A. nahoumii seeds and establish a micropropagation protocol for production of seedlings so as to minimize the effects of predatory extractivism and develop...
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We describe a new species of Hohenbergia (Bromeliaceae) from Brazil, H. ituberaensis, a rare species, so far only known from Ituberá municipality, Bahia State, in an area of the Atlantic Forest. The species is similar to H. stellata, presenting a pinkish inflorescence, congested and non-divided branches, pinkish and large floral bracts hiding the s...
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The eu-bromelioid clade provides a classic example of an exceptionally rapid radiation, in which many closely related species are found in sympatry. In this respect, species cohesion may be due to the rapid evolution of strong reproductive barriers, although interspecific and intergeneric hybridization is observed in the family. The objective of th...
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The authors describe and illustrate 18 new species of the “Cryptanhoid complex”, encompassing the genera Cryptanthus (C. cruzalmensis, C. guanduensis, C. santateresinhensis, and C. univittatus), Forzzaea (F. coutensis, F. flavipetala, F. pseudomi- cra, and F. viridifolia), Hoplocryptanthus (H. knegtianus), Orthophytum subg. Orthophytum (O. alagoanu...
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The authors describe and illustrate 18 new species of the “Cryptanhoid complex”, encompassing the genera Cryptanthus (C. cruzalmensis, C. guanduensis, C. santateresinhensis, and C. univittatus), Forzzaea (F. coutensis, F. flavipetala, F. pseudomicra, and F. viridifolia), Hoplocryptanthus (H. knegtianus), Orthophytum subg. Orthophytum (O. alagoanum,...
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The eu-bromelioid clade provides a classic example of an exceptionally rapid radiation, in which many closely related species are found in sympatry. In this respect, species cohesion may be due to the rapid evolution of strong reproductive barriers, although interspecific and intergeneric hybridization is observed in the family. The objective of th...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the cloning and recurrent flowering of the miniature pineapple hybrid ORN-MUT based on quantitative and qualitative morphological descriptors for possible use as a potted plant. Besides its reduced size, the ORN-MUT hybrid is notable for its pink fruit, absence of thorns and recurrent flowering at the cro...
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BRS Anauê and BRS Boyrá are two ornamental pineapple cultivars bred for landscaping and cut flower and mini fruit production. They are characterized by intense colors, absence of spines, a long peduncle and high durability. In Brazil, they are the first pineapple cultivars officially released for commercial ornamental purposes.
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Due to the increasing search for renewable resources, plant fibers have become an alternative when creating new products. Studies demonstrate the potential use of pineapple fibers in composites. The objective of this work was to evaluate the genetic diversity and verify any association between ISSR (Inter Simple Sequence Repeats) bands and quality...
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BRS Anauê and BRS Boyrá are two ornamental pineapple cultivars bred for landscaping and cut flower and mini fruit production. They are characterized by intense colors, absence of spines, a long peduncle and high durability. In Brazil, they are the first pineapple cultivars officially released for commercial ornamental purposes.
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Cryopreservation is a technique that permits conservation of germplasm for long periods. Among the protocols used for cryopreservation, droplet vitrification has produced efficient results for preservation of shoot tips of wild, cultivated and hybrid pineapple genotypes. The objective of this research bulletin is to describe the use of the shoot ti...
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Plant fiber is a renewable and biodegradable material that can be used effectively to reinforce various composites. Pineapple hybrids selected for their fiber quality are in the phase of agronomic validation in Brazil by the Embrapa Cassava and Fruits research unit. The selection of a hybrid for large-scale fiber production depends on obtaining a l...
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Most Passiflora species present self-incompatibility and thus depend on cross-pollination for fruit production. Therefore, the objective of this work was to evaluate the floral and reproductive biology of 17 Passiflora species, through pollen viability, stigma receptivity, fruit and seed set formation, as well as the pollen-pistil interaction in th...