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Marco Pessoa

  • PhD
  • Research Scientist
  • Embrapa Cerrados
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Research interests

Microbial DiversityMetagenomicsGene ExpressionDrought ToleranceQuantitative GeneticsCore CollectionsGermplasmGenetic DiversityMolecular MarkersMolecular genetics

About

I am a research scientist at Embrapa. I apply genomics to improve the use of plant genetic resources by breeding programs. I worked as a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from March 2015 through March 2016. At UIUC, I worked on marker-assisted introgression of soybean aphid resistance genes to soybeans adapted to Brazilian cultivation systems. At Embrapa, I have been working on the development of genomic tools for ruzigrass, an important forage crop in Brazil.

Groups

Co-authors (24)

Publications (5)

  • Molecular dating of phylogenetic divergence between Urochloa species based on complete chloroplast genomes

    • Pessoa-Filho M
    • Martins A
    • Ferreira M
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  • Genetic diversity and structure of ruzigrass germplasm collected in Africa and Brazil

    • Pessoa-Filho M
    • Azevedo A
    • Sobrinho F
    • et al.
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  • Microbiological functioning, diversity, and structure of bacterial communities in ultramafic soils from a tropical savanna

    • Pessoa-Filho M
    • Barreto C
    • dos Reis Junior F
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  • Development and validation of microsatellite markers for Brachiaria ruziziensis obtained by partial genome assembly of Illumina single-end reads

    • Silva P
    • Martins A
    • Gouvea E
    • et al.
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  • Seed protein variation among pepper (Capsicum sp.) genotypes revealed by MALDI-TOF analysis

    • Pessoa M
    • Bloch C
    • Da Silva D
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Professional experience

Research Scientist

Embrapa Cerrados

December 2008 - Present

Visiting Scholar

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Crop Sciences

March 2015 - March 2016(a year)

Education

PhD Molecular Biology

Universidade de Brasilia

February 2004 - November 2008(5 years)