Ítalo Antonio Cotta Coutinho

Ítalo Antonio Cotta Coutinho
Universidade Federal do Ceará | UFC · Departamento de Biologia

PhD Botany

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Several representatives of Rosaceae are characterized by presenting leaf teeth. These projections on the leaf margins may be associated with different secretory structures such as extrafloral nectaries, hydathodes or colleters. Colleters are the secretory structures far less kwon in Rosaceae. Although colleters were previously mentioned in species...
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Although the petiole glands in Chamaecrista are usually termed extrafloral nectaries (EFNs), additional studies on the morphoanatomy and chemical nature of the exudates are necessary to properly classify a plant secretory structure. The correct classification of such structures is also important in taxonomic and phylogenetic studies. Based on stand...
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Environmental stresses disturb the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) protein folding. However, primary metabolic responses induced by ER stress remain unclear. Thus, we investigated the morphophysiological and metabolomic changes under ER stress, induced by dithiothreitol (DTT) and tunicamycin (TM) treatments in sorghum seedlings from 24 to 96 h. The ER s...
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Tropical forests are the most diverse and productive ecosystems on Earth. While better understanding of these forests is critical for our collective future, until quite recently efforts to measure and monitor them have been largely disconnected. Networking is essential to discover the answers to questions that transcend borders and the horizons of...
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O objetivo foi abordar um mosaico de vegetação de savana (áreas marginais-MS e disjuntas-DS) no Cerrado Setentrional Brasileiro para investigar o papel desempenhado por fatores ambientais como determinantes da organização comunitária em escala espacial, a fim de compreender os padrões divergentes ao longo de uma gradiente ambiental. Analisamos pred...
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Tropical forests are the most diverse and productive ecosystems on Earth. While better understanding of these forests is critical for our collective future, until quite recently efforts to measure and monitor them have been largely disconnected. Networking is essential to discover the answers to questions that transcend borders and the horizons of...
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Mikania laevigata leaves are used worldwide as herbal medicines. Our study investigates the production differences among three different genotypes of this herb: the genotypes’ influence on the essential oil yield, chemical composition, and the plant tissues involved in the secretion of the chemical compounds produced by the leaves. The study perfor...
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Tropical forests are the most diverse and productive ecosystems on Earth. While better understanding of these forests is critical for our collective future, until quite recently efforts to measure and monitor them have been largely disconnected. Networking is essential to discover the answers to questions that transcend borders and the horizons of...
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Extrafloral nectaries are known from many plant groups but have rarely been recorded in the large genus Solanum or, in fact, in the family Solanaceae. This study set out to explore the functional role of the extrafloral nectaries recently described in Solanum fernandesii, a species endemic to north-eastern Brazil. Light and scanning electron micros...
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We investigated the water use of Caatinga vegetation, the largest seasonally dry forest in South America. We identified and analysed the environmental phenological drivers in woody species and their relationship with transpiration. To monitor the phenological evolution, we used remote sensing indices at different spatial and temporal scales: normal...
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Secretory cavities are structures that secrete compounds that protects plants against herbivory and pathogenic microorganisms. These cavities have been reported in many genera. However, there are few studies on secretory cavity ontogeny in the genus Myrcia (Myrtaceae) as well as the effects of luminosity and seasonality on such secretory cavities....
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Understanding of tropical forests has been revolutionised by monitoring in permanent plots. Data from global plot networks have transformed our knowledge of forests’ diversity, function, contribution to global biogeochemical cycles, and sensitivity to climate change. Monitoring has thus far been concentrated in rain forests. Despite increasing appr...
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Understanding of tropical forests has been revolutionized by monitoring in permanent plots. Data from global plot networks have transformed our knowledge of forests’ diversity, function, contribution to global biogeochemical cycles, and sensitivity to climate change. Monitoring has thus far been concentrated in rain forests. Despite increasing appr...
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The role of the cotyledonary haustorium (CH) in the mobilization of nutrient reserves in the endosperm of species of the palm family Arecaceae is a moot question. To shed light on this matter, we present here an analysis of the quantitative proteome changes associated with four developmental stages of CH and three of endosperm during germination. T...
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Contamination of water sources due to herbicide is of great concern. Clomazone is a pesticide with a high contamination potential which could possibility lixiviate to water streams. Changes caused by residual herbicide include flora modifications which are generally detrimental for some species. The lack of morphological studies performed in aquati...
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Colleters are secretory structures that play a role in protecting meristems from dehydration. Little attention has been given to the effect of seasonal variation on colleter exudates. Therefore, this study aimed to characterise the main chemical groups found in colleter exudates as well as to correlate the chemical nature of the secretion with seas...
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Quantitative proteome analysis of four developmental stages of pericarp tissues of the açaí berry (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) was performed by the isobaric labeling of peptides with iTRAQ® 4-plex, HILIC pre-fractionation of labeled peptides and high-performance mass spectrometry analysis. This analysis resulted in the identification of 4286 proteins,...
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Key message: This work provides a detailed histological analysis of the development of Jatropha curcas seeds, together with an assessment of the role of programmed cell death in this process. Seeds of Jatropha curcas are a potential source of raw material for the production of biodiesel, but very little is known about how the architecture of the s...
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Nectaries are specialized structures that secrete nectar. Several species of Chamaecrista possess nectaries on the petiole, which have been shown to vary widely in morphology and the chemical nature of their secretion. However, a comprehensive investigation of the nectaries of the clade formed by sect. Chamaecrista, Caliciopsis and Xerocalyx has ye...
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The genus Chamaecrista contains ca. 330 species organized into six sections, of which section Chamaecrista is the second largest (ca.75 species) distributed among six series, while the section Caliciopsis contains only two species. Colleters have been described in the genus Chamaecrista and they show potential taxonomic and phylogenetic significanc...
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Little attention has been paid to species of Chamaecrista sect. Apoucouita (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae), especially regarding anatomical studies. When only vegetative material is available, the identification of such species may be difficult. Additionally, vegetative material of some species of C. sect. Apoucouita may be even harder to identify b...
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Chamaecrista (L.) Moench (Caesalpinioideae-Leguminosae) with 330 species is organized into six sections: Apoucouita, Absus, Grimaldia, Chamaecrista, Caliciopsis and Xerocalyx. Section Absus is the largest section of the Chamaecrista and is organized into four subsections, viz., subsect. Adenophyllum, subsect. Baseophyllum, subsect. Otophyllum and s...
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Section Apoucouita (Chamaecrista (L.) Moench – Caesalpinioideae) is an arboreal group that is most diverse in the Amazon and Brazilian Atlantic forests. These species typically bear petiolar and (or) rachis glands called extrafloral nectaries (EFNs). However,no detailed anatomical studies or histochemical analyses have been conducted to confirm nec...
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Premise of research. Colleters are structures that secrete a sticky product that covers and protects the shoot apex and floral buds. In Chamaecrista, colleters have been reported in the cotyledons of three species and on the leaves of all species belonging to sect. Absus subsect. Baseophyllum. Anatomical studies using taxonomic and phylogenetic app...
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This study aims to determine whether morphoanatomical characters of the leaves of the species of Chamaecrista sect. Absus subsection Baseophyllum could be used to support an up-ranking of C. cytisoides varieties to the species level as previously defined by molecular studies. The significance of anatomical adaptive strategies to arid environments i...
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In this paper the ontogenesis and histochemistry of the petiolar glands found on the petiole/rachis of the eight Chamaecrista species of the section Absus, subsection Baseophyllum (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) are studied by using light microscopy techniques, aiming to characterise these structures and to provide taxonomic characters which may be...
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The present paper aims to confirm the nature of secretory structures found on the petiole and leaf margins of Sapium biglandulosum Müell. Arg. The anatomy, ontogenesis and histochemistry were studied by light microscopy, whereas mono- and disaccharides in the exudates were detected by high performance liquid chromatography. The exudate from the pet...

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This book project addresses some of the most relevant aspects of the morphological study of plant development currently undertaken by prominent researchers. Although there are numerous other areas of study not covered in this project, I hope this work will help to disseminate new developmental data, encourage new ontogenetic research and reinforce the importance of anatomical analysis in recent studies by bringing back to the forefront the basic knowledge of plant structures, indispensable for all types of studies involving tissue or cell analysis, in situ detection, among others.