Anete Pereira de Souza

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Cargo: Professor Titular

PhD, Univ Paris XI, Orsay-France

Dep. BIOLOGIA VEGETAL, IB, Unicamp, Campinas, SP


  • Biodiversity
  • Biotechnology

Research lines

Academic Background

Anete Pereira de Souza completed a course in Agronomic Engineering at ESALQ / USP in 1984 and a doctorate in Cellular and Molecular Biology - Universite de Paris XI (Paris-Sud) in 1992. She is currently Full Professor at the Department of Plant Biology at the State University of Campinas, in the area of Plant Genetics. For the past 26 years, she has been teaching, researching and training undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Campinas. She also supervised several undergraduates, postgraduates and young researchers (postdoctoral) and coordinated different scientific projects. Her main area of research is genetic variation in plants and fungi: molecular breeding, plant biotechnology, plant breeding, genetics and genomics of plants and fungi, bioinformatics and enzyme biotechnology.

Research activities

My main research area is the study of genetic diversity in different biological systems, its use and applications in plant breeding, conservation of wild species and new biotechnological targets in fungi for biomass degradation. These studies have been carried out mainly through molecular biology approaches, genetic and genomic analyses, biotechnology, computational biology, bioinformatics and statistical genetic tools.

Teaching activities

Disciplines: BV880 - Principles of Genetic Improvement; BV782 - Plant Genetics and Genomics; BD520 Ethical Foundations for the Exercise of the Biologist Profession.

Selected Publications

Garcia, Antonio A. F.; Garcia, Melissa O. S.; Pastina, Maria M.; Gazaffi, Rodrigo; Martins, Eliana R. F.; Dahmer, Nair; Sforça, Danilo A.; Silva, Claudio B. C.; Bundock, Peter; Henry, Robert J.; Souza, Glaucia M.; Mollinari, Marcelo; Van Sluys, Marie-anne; Landell, Marcos G. A.; Carneiro, Monalisa S.; Vincentz, Michel A. G.; Pinto, Luciana R.; Vencovsky, Roland; Souza, Anete P.; Marconi, Thiago G.; Serang, Oliver R.; Silva, Renato R.; Vieira, Maria L. C.; Vicentini, Renato; Costa, Estela A.; Mancini, Melina C.; SNP genotyping allows an in-depth characterisation of the genome of sugarcane and other complex autopolyploids. Scientific Reports, v.3, p. 3399-, 2013 [ doi:10.1038/srep03399 ]

Horta, Maria Augusta Crivelente; Filho, Jaire Alves Ferreira; Murad, Natália Faraj; De Oliveira Santos, Eidy; Dos Santos, Clelton Aparecido; Mendes, Juliano Sales; Brandão, Marcelo Mendes; Azzoni, Sindelia Freitas; De Souza, Anete Pereira; Network of proteins, enzymes and genes linked to biomass degradation shared by Trichoderma species. Scientific Reports, v.8, p. 1-8, 2018 [ doi:10.1038/s41598-018-19671-w ]

Cruz, Mariana Vargas; Mori, Gustavo Maruyama; Oh, Dong'ha; Dassanayake, Maheshi; Zucchi, Maria Imaculada; Oliveira, Rafael Silva; De Souza, Anete Pereira; Molecular responses to freshwater limitation in the mangrove tree Avicennia germinans (Acanthaceae). MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, v.29, p. 344-362, 2019 [ doi:10.1111/mec.15330 ]

De Oliveira, Fernanda A.; Vigna, Bianca B. Z.; Da Silva, Carla C.; Fávero, Alessandra P.; De Matta, Frederico P.; Azevedo, Ana L. S.; De Souza, Anete P.; Coexpression and Transcriptome analyses identify active Apomixis-related genes in Paspalum notatum leaves. BMC GENOMICS, v.21, p. 78-, 2020 [ doi:10.1186/s12864-020-6518-z ]

Motta, Maria Lorenza Leal; Filho, Jaire Alves Ferreira; De Melo, Ricardo Rodrigues; Zanphorlin, Leticia Maria; Dos Santos, Clelton Aparecido; De Souza, Anete Pereira; A novel fungal metal-dependent α-l-arabinofuranosidase of family 54 glycoside hydrolase shows expanded substrate specificity. Scientific Reports, v.11, p. 10961-, 2021 [ doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90490-2 ]