We are interested in associating cytogenetic and genomic analyses with phylogenetic and phylogeographic inferences to study karyotype evolution in frogs.
Biology, ecology and taxonomy of Diptera and Coleoptera of forensic importance. Larval therapy. Insect vectors and pests.
Several molecular mechanisms responsible for the cross talk between different regulatory elements and signaling pathways, and their diversification in plants, still need to be elucidated to better understand plant growth patterns and biomass production. Our laboratory applies genetic and computational approaches to integrate molecular and systems biology to improve the knowledge about several biological mechanisms in plants. Recently we are elaborating ways to analyze regulatory network and dynamic metabolic models in sugarcane related with sucrose biosynthesis, and define the diversification of different signals programs among angiosperms.