Luciano Queiroz

Luciano Queiroz
Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana | UEFS · Department of Biological Science

PhD

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Subfamily Caesalpinioideae with ca. 4,600 species in 152 genera is the second-largest subfamily of legumes (Leguminosae) and forms an ecologically and economically important group of trees, shrubs and lianas with a pantropical distribution. Despite major advances in the last few decades towards aligning genera with clades across Caesalpinioideae, g...
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Generic delimitation in Piptadenia and allies (mimosoid legumes) has been in a state of flux, particularly caused by over-reliance on fruit and seed morphology to segregate species out of Piptadenia into the genera Parapiptadenia , Pityrocarpa and Pseudopiptadenia . Although supporting their segregation from Piptadenia , previous phylogenetic analy...
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Non-monophyly is a prominent issue in mimosoid legumes, even in some of the less speciose genera such as the neotropical genus Stryphnodendron. This genus includes 35 species occurring from Nicaragua to Southern Brazil mostly in humid forests and savannas. Previous taxonomic studies of Stryphnodendron have highlighted morphologically distinct group...
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Early natural historians - Compte de Buffon, von Humboldt and De Candolle - established ecology and geography as two principal axes determining the distribution of groups of organisms, laying the foundations for biogeography over the subsequent 200 years, yet the relative importance of these two axes remains unresolved. Leveraging phylogenomic and...
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The Brazilian Caatinga is considered the richest nucleus of the Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests (SDTF) in the Neotropics, also exhibiting high levels of endemism, but the timing of origin and the evolutionary causes of its plant diversification are still poorly understood. In this study, we integrate comprehensive sampled dated molecular phylogenie...
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Comprising 501 genera and around 14,000 species, Papilionoideae is not only the largest subfamily of Fabaceae (Leguminosae; legumes), but also one of the most extraordinarily diverse clades among angiosperms. Papilionoids are a major source of food and forage, are ecologically successful in all major biomes, and display dramatic variation in both f...
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While we have largely improved our understanding on what biomes are and their utility in global change ecology, conservation planning, and evolutionary biology is clear, there is no consensus on how biomes should be delimited or mapped. Existing methods emphasize different aspects of biomes, with different strengths and limitations. We introduce a...
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The plastid genome (plastome), while surprisingly constant in gene order and content across most photosynthetic angiosperms, exhibits variability in several unrelated lineages. During the diversification history of the legume family Fabaceae, plastomes have undergone many rearrangements, including inversions, expansion, contraction and loss of the...
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Global patterns of species and evolutionary diversity in plants are primarily determined by a temperature gradient, but precipitation gradients may be more important within the tropics, where plant species richness is positively associated with the amount of rainfall. The impact of precipitation on the distribution of evolutionary diversity, howeve...
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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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Aim To quantify evolutionary transitions between tropical evergreen rain forest and seasonally dry biomes, to test whether biome transitions affect lineage diversification and to examine the robustness of these results to methodological choices. Location The tropics. Time period The Cenozoic. Major taxa studied The plant subfamily Bombacoideae (...
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É apresentado o levantamento florístico de Cunoniaceae da Bahia, Brasil. Foram encontrados dois gêneros e quatro espécies: Lamanonia speciosa, restrita ao Planalto de Conquista, no sudeste do estado; L. ternata, amplamente distribuída na Chapada Diamantina e na Mata Atlântica do sul da Bahia; Weinmannia humilis, registrada aqui pela primeira vez na...
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Plant checklists constitute the fundamental knowledge on which further hypotheses of ecology, evolution, and biodiversity conservation are built. Here, we compiled a comprehensive and taxonomically verified checklist of the flowering plant species occurring in the Caatinga. We circumscribe Caatinga to include only the dry deciduous vegetation in No...
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Duas espécies de Apodanthaceae são reconhecidas na flora do estado da Bahia: Apodanthes caseariae e Pilostyles blanchetii. O tratamento inclui a primeira descrição formal das flores estaminadas de A. caseariae no Brasil, além da discussão sobre as sinonímias e hospedeiros de P. blanchetii. São fornecidas chave de identificação, descrições, ilustraç...
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Centrosema is a genus of the papilionoid legume tribe Phaseoleae (subtribe Clitoriinae) including about 35 species from the Neotropical region, characterized by the resupinate flowers and the standard petal provided with a spur on the outer surface. During a survey of the species from eastern Brazil, in the state of Bahia, a new species was found a...
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Coursetia caribaea is geographically and morphologically the most variable species in the genus Coursetia and in the tribe Robinieae (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae). Because of potentially undetected species, we assessed the phylogenetic relationships among the eight taxonomic varieties of C. caribaea. Sampling included nuclear ribosomal internal tra...
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Detarioideae (81 genera, c. 760 species) is one of the six Leguminosae subfamilies recently reinstated by the Legume Phylogeny Working Group. This subfamily displays high morphological variability and is one of the early branching clades in the evolution of legumes. Using previously published and newly generated sequences from four loci (matK-trnK,...
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Senegalia is a genus of the legume family (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) that has a pantropical distribution with centers of diversity in Brazil, Mexico and southern Africa. The genus is characterized by plants having bipinnate leaves, presence of petiolar nectaries, prickles on the branches, and pollen grains arranged in polyads with 16 grains. Morpho...
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Recent debates on the number of plant species in the vast lowland rain forests of the Amazon have been based largely on model estimates, neglecting published checklists based on verified voucher data. Here we collate taxonomically verified checklists to present a list of seed plant species from lowland Amazon rain forests. Our list comprises 14,003...
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In the middle of a political and fiscal crisis, the Brazilian government is applying successive budget cuts, including in science funding. Recent cuts radically affect research programs on biodiversity that are crucial components for the design and monitoring of public policies for nature conservation and sustainable development. We analyze the con...
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During the revision of fossils of Ficus Linnaeus (1753: 1059) (Moraceae) we consulted the International Fossil Plant Names Index (IFPNI, Doweld 2016) and found a name which is a later homonym of a living Neotropical species of fig tree. Ficus clusiifolia Ettingshausen (1866: 68) is a fossil described from the Kučlín village at the south of Bílina t...
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Corticolous myxomycetes are a distinct ecological group consisting of species typically associated with the outer bark surface of living trees. The current study aimed to characterize the community structure of corticolous myxomycetes and their associated trees, analyzing the influence of geographic distance, bark pH, and tree diameter on myxomycet...
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The classification of the legume family proposed here addresses the long-known non-monophyly of the traditionally recognised subfamily Caesalpinioideae, by recognising six robustly supported monophyletic subfamilies. This new classification uses as its framework the most comprehensive phylogenetic analyses of legumes to date, based on plastid matK...
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The taxonomic treatment of the genus Parapiptadenia (4 species)from the state of Bahia, Brazil, is presented. An identification key, morphological descriptions, taxonomic comments, illustrations and distribution maps of the species in Bahia are presented.
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The taxonomic treatment of Hymenaea (Leguminosae) from the state of Bahia, Brazil, is presented here. We recognize 11 species; H. altissima, H. maranhensis, and H. rubriflora var. rubriflora are reported for the first time in the state. An identification key, descriptions, comments, distribution maps of species in the state and illustrations of dia...
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The Caesalpinia group is a large pantropical clade of ca. 205 species in subfamily Caesalpinioideae (Leguminosae) in which generic delimitation has been in a state of considerable flux. Here we present new phylogenetic analyses based on five plastid and one nuclear ribosomal marker, with dense taxon sampling including 172 (84%) of the species and r...
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We present the Flora of Canavalia (Leguminosae) from the state of Bahia, Brazil. The genus encompasses five species in the state: C. brasiliensis, C. cassidea, C. dolichothyrsa, C. parviflora and C. rosea. The treatment includes an identification key, descriptions, illustrations, general comments and distribution maps of the species in Bahia.
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The treatment of the Hypericaceae from Bahia, Brazil, is presented as a contribution to the knowledge of the flora of the state. One species of Hypericum (H. brasiliense) and four of Vismia (V. atlantica, V. guianensis, V. martiana e V. pentagyna) are recognized. Descriptions, illustrations, notes, and distribution maps of species in Bahia are prov...
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É apresentado o tratamento taxonômico de Achariaceae para o estado da Bahia, Brasil. Foram reconhecidos dois gêneros, com uma espécie cada: Carpotroche brasiliensis e Kuhlmanniodendron macrocarpum, esta última endêmica do estado. São apresentados chave de identificação, descrições, comentários taxonômicos, ilustrações e mapas de distribuição das es...
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The taxonomic treatment of the Achariaceae from Bahia state, Brazil, is presented. Two genera are recognized, with one species each: Carpotroche brasiliensis and Kuhlmanniodendron macrocarpum, this latter endemic to the state. Identification key, descriptions, taxonomic comments, illustrations and distribution maps of species in the state are prese...
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The wide morphological variation observed in Chamaecrista diphylla was analyzed using morphological and molecular data. Three distinct morphotypes were identified, namely: a morphotype corresponding to the original description of Chamaecrista diphylla, a second morphotype corresponding to the original description of the synonym Chamaecrista cultrif...
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Bombacoideae (Malvaceae) is a clade of deciduous trees with a marked dominance in many forests, especially in the Neotropics. The historical lack of a well-resolved phylogenetic framework for Bombacoideae hinders studies in this ecologically important group. We reexamined phylogenetic relationships in this clade based on a matrix of 6,465 nuclear (...
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The Atlantic Forest is one of the most species-rich ecoregions in the world. The historical origins of this richness and the evolutionary processes that produced diversification and promoted speciation in this ecosystem remain poorly understood. In this context, focusing on Passiflora contracta, an endemic species from the Atlantic Forest distribut...
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The Anacardiaceae is an important and worldwide distributed family of ecological and socio-economic relevance. Notwithstanding that, molecular studies in this family are scarce and problematic because of the particularly high concentration of secondary metabolites—i.e. tannins and oleoresins—that are present in almost all tissues of the many member...
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Aldina (Leguminosae) is among the very few ecologically successful ectomycorrhizal lineages in a family largely marked by the evolution of nodulating symbiosis. The genus comprises 20 species exclusively distributed in Amazonia and has been traditionally classified in the tribe Swartzieae because of its radial flowers with an entire calyx and numer...
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Harpalyce magnibracteata is described and illustrated as a new species of the tribe Brongniartieae (Papilionoideae, Leguminosae). It is chiefly diagnosed by the unique combination of persistently attached, large leaf-like amplexicaul bracts measuring 1.2‒2.3 × 1.2‒2.3 cm, features that do not match with any other species of the genus. The new speci...
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Canavalia is a pantropical legume genus of lianas comprising approximately 60 species distributed in a wide range of habitats. In the last taxonomic revision, the genus was divided into four subgenera: Canavalia (Pantropical), Catodonia (Neotropical, excepting one species also found in the Old World), Maunaloa (Hawaiian), and Wenderothia (Neotropic...
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Premise of the study: Senna spectabilis var. excelsa (Fabaceae) is a South and Central American tree of great ecological importance and one of the most common species in several sites of seasonally dry forests. Our goal was to develop microsatellite markers to assess the genetic diversity and structure of this species. Methods and Results: We desig...
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The Amazon is renowned to hold an unprecedented, yet poorly­known or unexplored plant diversity. This study aimed to report new collections on five rare or little­known and phylogenetically enigmatic trees, Aguiaria excelsa (Malvaceae, Bombacoideae), Hylocarpa heterocarpa (Humiriaceae), and the papilionoid legumes Monopteryx uaucu , Petaladenium ur...
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Premise of research. Chamaecrista sect. Chamaecrista ser. Coriaceae comprises 22 species, mostly distributed in the highlands of Brazil in Cerrado (Neotropical savanna) and Campo Rupestre (upland rocky field) vegetation. Phylogenetic studies for plant taxa of these rich and endemic Brazilian floras are still scarce. In this context, the main object...
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An updated inventory of Brazilian seed plants is presented and offers important insights into the country’s biodiversity. This work started in 2010, with the publication of the Plants and Fungi Catalogue, and has been updated since by more than 430 specialists working online. Brazil is home to 32,086 native Angiosperms and 23 native Gymnosperms, sh...
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An updated inventory of Brazilian seed plants is presented and offers important insights into the country’s biodiversity. This work started in 2010, with the publication of the Plants and Fungi Catalogue, and has been updated since by more than 430 specialists working online. Brazil is home to 32,086 native Angiosperms and 23 native Gymnosperms, sh...
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Premise of research. Despite recent progress on the systematics of the Leguminosae, the relationships between some genera, as well as their circumscriptions, remain uncertain. Here we investigate the relationships between Stryphnodendron and closely related genera in the Piptadenia group, a clade of problematic taxonomy for which a robust phylogene...
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Maria Carolina de Abreu, Pedro Acevedo Rodríguez, Maria de Fátima Agra, Eduardo Bezerra de Almeida Jr., Gracineide Selma Santos de Almeida, Flávio Macedo Alves, Marccus Alves, Anderson Alves-Araujo, Maria do Carmo Estanislau do Amaral, André Marcio Araujo Amorim, Bruno Amorim, Ivanilza M. Andrade, Caroline O. Andrino, Elisete A. Anunciação, Lidyann...
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Premise of the study: Floral development can help to shed light on puzzling features across flowering plants. The enigmatic Amazonian monospecific genus Petaladenium of the legume family (Leguminosae) had rarely been collected and only recently became available for ontogenetic studies. The fimbriate-glandular wing petals of P. urceoliferum are uni...
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RESUMO A família Leguminosae é a mais diversa nas caatingas em termos de número de espécies, as quais apresentam diferentes padrões de distribuição geográfica que têm permitido inferir relações florísticas entre diferentes áreas. Este trabalho apresenta o levantamento das Leguminosae nas caatingas da região de Tucano com o objetivo de avaliar a sim...
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Moldenhawera is a small genus of caesalpinioid legumes from eastern Brazil, characterized by the presence of T-shaped trichomes, flowers lacking a hypanthium, clawed petals with wrinkled margins, and dimorphic androecium with only one fertile stamen. Moldenhawera longipedicellata is described as a new species from the Atlantic Forest phytogeographi...
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The caatinga vegetation of northeastern Brazil occurs mainly in Pre-Cambrian, crystalline-derived soils and also on sedimentary-basin-derived sandy soils. Recent evidence has shown variations in the dynamics, structure and floristic composition of the caatinga over these two different edaphic macro- environments, which justifies the need for studie...