22/09/21 - Environmental Genomics

Knowledge of the genetic information of organisms is essential to enable the complete characterization of biodiversity, especially to understand the biology of species and implement targeted and effective conservation measures. Thus, the project has considerably expanded the volume of genomic data on biodiversity, focusing on the flora of Serra dos Carajás. With more than 8000 plant genetic references produced over six years, the project’s results have been important for the conservation of genetic resources of endangered species in the Amazon region. Several protocols and procedures for monitoring biodiversity have been developed in a fast, robust, and cost-effective way by applying state-of-the-art molecular biology tools based on metagenomics and metaproteomics analyses.