Wesley Rangel

Wesley Rangel
Instituto Federal Goiano · PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM IRRIGAÇÃO NO CERRADO

PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor

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October 2015 - April 2016
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
January 2014 - December 2014
Hasselt University
Field of study
  • Environmental Biology
August 2011 - September 2015
Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA)
Field of study
  • Agricultural Microbiology

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Publications (18)
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Manure application improves soil productivity but also spreads microorganisms, some of which can be of clinical relevance. The ability of manure to spread common human pathogens has been widely studied but we lack understanding on whether it also disseminates opportunistic pathogens like Acinetobacter and other non-fermenting Gram-negative bacteria...
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This study encompasses the floristic treatment of Apodanthaceae for the cangas of Serra dos Carajás, in Pará state. Description, illustrations, photographs, distribution, morphological and taxonomic comments are provided for Pilostyles blanchetii, the only species of the family recorded from the study area.
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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) improve plant ability to uptake P and tolerate heavy metals. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of available P and the inoculation of Rhizophagus clarus in a Cu-contaminated soil (i) on the activity of acid phosphatases (soil and plant), the presence of glomalin, and (ii) in the biochemical and physiological...
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Efficient N2-fixing Leguminosae nodulating bacteria resistant to As may facilitate plant growth on As-contaminated sites. In order to identify bacteria possessing these features, 24 strains were isolated from nodules of the trap species Crotalaria spectabilis (12) and Stizolobium aterrimum (12) growing on an As-contaminated gold mine site. 16S rRNA...
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Mineral exploitation is an essential modern society activity, providing resources for industry and agriculture. However, mining has disturbing effects on the local environment. Environments under influence of mining are often devoid of natural means of biotic regeneration, requiring human intervention for the revegetation. Phytoremediation has prov...
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Plants on contaminated mining soils often show a reduced growth due to nutrient depletion as well as trace elements (TE) toxicity. Since those conditions threat plant's survival, plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) such as rhizobia, might be of crucial importance for plant colonization on TE contaminated soils. Native rhizobia from mining s...
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We report the 7.4-Mb draft genome sequence of Mesorhizobium sp. strain UFLA 01-765, a Gram-negative bacterium of the Phyllobacteriaceae isolated from Zn-mining soil in Minas Gerais, Brazil. This strain promotes plant growth, efficiently fixes N 2 in symbiosis with Leucaena leucocephala on multicontaminated soil, and has potential for application in...
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Conventional agriculture relies on chemical pesticides and fertilizers, which can degrade ecosystems. A reduction of these harmful practices is required, replacing (or integrating) them with more eco-friendly approaches, such as microbial inoculation. Tomato is an important agricultural product, with a high content of bioactive compounds (folate, a...
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This study investigated two industrial by-products - red mud (RM) and its mixture with phosphogypsum (RMG), as amendments in an As((5+))-contaminated soil from a gold mining area in Brazil in order to grow three plant species: Brachiaria decumbens, Crotalaria spectabilis, and Stylosanthes cv. Campo Grande. These amendments were applied to reach a s...
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Phenotypic studies based on cultural data and the analysis of total protein profiles have shown that Azorhizobium doebereinerae strains isolated from nodules of Sesbania virgata leguminous plants are highly similar. To identify better tests to discriminate among these strains, we examined genetic, using BOX-PCR, and phenotypic characteristics, such...
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Gold (Au) mining areas are important from the standpoint of economic development although soils from these areas are drastically altered by anthropologic activities. In addition, the Au-carrying rock material usually contains arsenic (As), a toxic and carcinogenic element. Development of novel remediation techniques are required to meet the demands...
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Recovery of arsenic contaminated areas is a challenge society faces throughout the world. Revegetation associated with microbial activity can play an essential role in this process. This work investigated biological attributes in a gold mining area with different arsenic contents at different sites under two types of extant revegetation associated...
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Recovery of arsenic contaminated areas is a challenge society faces throughout the world. Revegetation associated with microbial activity can play an essential role in this process. This work investigated biological attributes in a gold mining area with different arsenic contents at different sites under two types of extant revegetation associated...
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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) improve the tolerance of hosting plants to arsenic (As) in contaminated soils. This work assessed the phytoprotective effect of Glomus etunicatum, Acaulospora morrowiae, Gigaspora gigantea, and Acaulospora sp. on four leguminous species (Acacia mangium, Crotalaria juncea, Enterolobium contortisiliquum, and Stizolo...
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Many studies demonstrate the potential application of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) for remediation purposes, but little is known on AMF potential to enhance plant tolerance to arsenic (As) and the mechanisms involved in this process. We carried anatomical and ultrastructural studies to examine this symbiotic association and the characteristic...

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The project aims to increase our understanding of Plant-metal-microorganisms’ interaction, with emphasis on endemic and metalliferous plants, on ferruginous cangas of Carajás-PA and its importance in the recovery of mined areas.