Luciana Bolsoni Lourenço

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Cargo: Professor Doutor II

PhD, University of Campinas



  • Biodiversity

Research lines

  • Chromatin, chromosomes and nucleolus
  • Systematics and biogeography

Personal presentation

Professor at University of Campinas. Graduated at Ciências Biológicas at Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, master's at Cellular Biology at Universidade Estadual de Campinas, doctorate at Cellular and Structural Biology at Universidade Estadual de Campinas, and post-doctorate in Zoology at Unesp-Rio Claro and in Evolution at University of Tennessee. Research area: cytogenomics and evolution of frogs.

Research activities

We are interested in associating cytogenetic and genomic analyses with phylogenetic and phylogeographic inferences to study karyotype evolution in frogs.

Selected Publications

Targueta, C. P.; Souza, M. B.; Recco-pimentel, Shirlei Maria; Rivera, M.; lourenço, Luciana Bolsoni; Cytogenetic contributions for the study of the Amazonian Engystomops (Anura; Leiuperidae) assessed in the light of phylogenetic relationships. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v.54, p. 709-725, 2010 [ doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2009.10.018 ]

lourenço, L. B.; Targueta, C. P.; Baldo, D.; Nascimento, Juliana; Garcia, Paulo Christiano De Anchietta; Andrade, Gilda V; Haddad, C. F. B.; Recco-pimentel, Shirlei; Phylogeny of frogs from the genus Physalaemus (Anura, Leptodactylidae) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, v.92, p. 204-216, 2015 [ doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.06.011 ]

Targueta, Cíntia P.; Krylov, Vladimir; Nondilo, Tobias E.; Lima, Jucivaldo; lourenço, Luciana B.; Sex chromosome evolution in frogs-helpful insights from chromosome painting in the genus Engystomops. HEREDITY, v.126, p. 396-409, 2020 [ doi:10.1038/s41437-020-00385-7 ]

Souza, M. B.; Pierson, T. W.; Tenorio, R. O.; Ferro, J.M.; Gatto, K. P.; Silva, B. C.; Andrade, Gilda V; Suarez, P.; Haddad, Célio Fenando Baptista; lourenço, L.B.; Multiple contact zones and karyotypic evolution in a neotropical frog species complex. Scientific Reports, v.14, p. 1119-, 2024 [ doi:10.1038/s41598-024-51421-z ]

Targueta, Cintia P.; Gatto, Kaleb P.; Vittorazzi, Stenio E.; Recco-pimentel, Shirlei M.; lourenço, Luciana B.; High diversity of 5S ribosomal DNA and evidence of recombination with the satellite DNA PcP190 in frogs. GENE, v.851, p. 147015-, 2023 [ doi:10.1016/j.gene.2022.147015 ]