AL 13 - Field Phenotyping - Public Sector

Laboratory Activities with PlantStress Biotech INCT
  • Organize, maintain and share an in vivo bank of the innovation assets obtained in the project shared by INCT members.

  • Phenotyping (greenhouse or field) corn, soybean and cotton population resulting from crossing with GM events to obtain proof of concept of drought tolerance and/or resistance to Spodoptera frugiperda, Helicoverpa armigera or Meloidogyne spp.

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Wagner Alexandre Lucena

Team Leader

Graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Pernambuco (1994), master's degree in Genetics from the Federal University of Pernambuco (1998) and doctorate from UFRGS (2012). He is currently a researcher at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation. Has experience in the field of Agronomy, with emphasis on Molecular Vegetal Biology, acting on the following topics: Prospection of genes of agricultural interest. Structural bioinformatics (DM and molecular modeling). Construction of synthetic cry genes. Transgenic cotton for insect pest control and fiber quality. Insect-pest transcriptome. Bacillus thuringiensis, Spodoptera frugiperda, Anthonomus grandis, Heliothis virescens, Pectinophora gossypiella and Alabama argillaceae.

Contact

Wagner Alexandre Lucena

EMBRAPA Genetic Resources and Biotechnology

W5 Norte Avenue (end) - P.O. Box 02372 - Postal Code 70770-917 - Brasília, DF - Brazil

E-mail: fatima.grossi@embrapa.br

Phone:+55 61 3448-4700