Fernanda Plucani do Amaral - Postdoctoral Associates

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Fernanda Plucani do Amaral

201 Life Science Center
1201 Rollins Road
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Email: ferplucani at hotmail.com??
Lab : (573) 884 4799


2003-2007 – B.S – Biological Sciences
University of Pelotas, Brazil

2008-2010 – M.SC – Seed Science and Technology
University of Pelotas, Brazil

March 2010- February 2014 – Ph. D in Plant Genetic Resources
University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Thesis topic:

Analysis of differential gene expression and proteomic profile of interaction between Herbaspirillum seropedicae SmR1 with two varieties of maize (Zea mays).

Research line:

Plant-bacteria interaction with the model plants Brachypodium distachyon and Setariaviridis.

Professional Experience:

September 2012- August 2013 – Research Scholar
Division of Plant Sciences
University of Missouri.

March 2014 – September 2014 Postdoctoral associate
Molecular Plant Biology
University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Current research focus:

Associations between Setariaviridis, an emergent plant model system, with nitrogen fixing bacteria.


Vânia C.S. Pankievicz1,†, Fernanda P. do Amaral2,†, Karina F. D. N. Santos1, Beverly Agtuca3, Youwen Xu5, Michael J. Schueller5, Ana Carolina M. Arisi2, Maria. B.R. Steffens1, Emanuel M. de Souza1,Fábio O. Pedrosa1, Gary Stacey4,*andRichard A. Ferrieri5. Robust biological nitrogen fixation in a model grass-bacterial association. The Plant Journal, 2015.

AMARAL, Fernanda Plucani ; BUENO, JESSICA CAVALHEIRO FERREIRA ; HERMES, VANESSA STAHL ; ARISI, ANA CAROLINA MAISONNAVE . Gene expression analysis of maize seedlings (DKB240 variety) inoculated with plant growth promoting bacterium Herbaspirillum seropedicae. Symbiosis (Philadelphia, Pa.) , v. 62, p. 41-50-50, 2014.

PEREIRA, TOMÁS PELLIZZARO ; AMARAL, Fernanda Plucani ; DALL ASTA, PAMELA ; BROD, FÁBIO CRISTIANO ANGONESI ; ARISI, ANA CAROLINA MAISONNAVE . Real-Time PCR Quantification of the Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria Herbaspirillum seropedicae Strain SmR1 in Maize Roots. Molecular Biotechnology , v. 00, p. 0000, 2014.

FERRARI, CIBELE SANTOS ; AMARAL, Fernanda Plucani ; BUENO, JESSICA CAVALHEIRO FERREIRA ; SCARIOT, MIRELLA CHRISTINE ; VALENTIM-NETO, PEDRO ALEXANDRE ; ARISI, ANA CAROLINA MAISONNAVE . Expressed Proteins of Herbaspirillum seropedicae in Maize (DKB240) Roots-Bacteria Interaction Revealed Using Proteomics. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology , v. 00, p. 0000-00, 2014.

CANGAHUALA-INOCENTE, GABRIELA CLAUDIA ; PLUCANI DO AMARAL, FERNANDA ; FALEIRO, ALEXANDRO CÉSAR ; HUERGO, LUCIANO F. ; MAISONNAVE ARISI, ANA CAROLINA . Identification of six differentially accumulated proteins of Zea mays seedlings (DKB240 variety) inoculated with Azospirillum brasilense strain FP2. European Journal of Soil Biology , v. 58, p. 45-50, 2013.

HERMES, V. S. ; DALL ASTA, P. ; AMARAL, F. P. ; ANACLETO, K. B. ; ARISI, A. C. M. . The regulation of transcription of genes related to oxidative stress and glutathione synthesis in Zea mays leaves by nitric oxide. BiologiaPlantarum (Praha) , v. 57, p. 1573-8264, 2013.