Marcos Siqueira

PhD Student - alumni

Genetics Department
University of São Paulo
Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz"
Piracicaba - Brazil


Research interests

• Tropical Crops

• Genetic diversity

• Etnobotanic

Short CV

• Since 07/2008: PhD student (Applied Ecology Program) at the University of São Paulo/ESALQ, Department of Genetics. Piracicaba, Brazil.

• 2005-2008 M.Sc. in Applied Ecology. University of São Paulo/ESALQ, Department of Genetics. Piracicaba, Brazil. Genetic diversity of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) landraces in Cerrado areas in Mato Grosso do Sul State and commercial varieties with microsatellites markers.

• 1999-2005 Biotechnology Eng. Bragança Polytechnic Institute. Portugal. SSR markers from EST in beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) and SSR markers in cassava (Manhiot esculenta Crantz) – application in genetic studies


Scientific Articles

• SIQUEIRA, M.V.B.M.; MARCONI, T. G.; BONATELII, M.L.; ZUCCHI, M.I.; VEASEY, E.A. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers in water yam (Dioscorea alata). America Journal of Botany. 2011. – Accepted

• SIQUEIRA, M.V.B.M. Yam: a neglected and underutilized crop in Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Horticultura. 2011. – Accepted

• SIQUEIRA, M.V.B.M.; PINHEIRO, T.T.; BORGES A;. VALLE, T.L.; Zatarim, M.; Veasey, E.A. Microsatellites polymorphism in cassava landraces from the Cerrado biome, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Biochemical Genetics. 48: 879-895, 2010.

• SIQUEIRA, M.V.B.M; VEASEY E.A. Raíces y tubérculos tropicales olvidados o subutilizados en Brasil. Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Hortícolas, v. 3, p. 110-125, 2009.

• SIQUEIRA, M.V.B.M; QUEIRÓS-SILVA, J.; BRESSAN, E.A; BORGES, A.; PEREIRA, K.; PINTO, J.; VEASEY E.A. Genetic characterization of cassava (Manihot esculenta) landraces in Brazil assessed with simple sequence repeats. Genetic and Molecular Biology, 32(1), 104-110, 2009.

• VIEIRA, M.L.C; HANAI, L.R.; CAMPOS, T.; CAMARGO, L.E.A.; BENCHIMOL, L.L.; SOUZA, A.; MELOTTO, M.; CARBONELL, S.A.; CHIORATTO, A.F.; CONSOLI, L.; FORMIGUERI, E.F.; SIQUEIRA, M.V.B.M.; TSAI, S.M. Development, characterization and comparative analysis of polymorphism at common bean-SSR loci isolated from genic and genomic sources. Genome, 50(3):266-277, 2007.

Book Chapters

• VEASEY, E.A.; BRESSAN, E.A.;SIQUEIRA, M.V.B.M.; QUEIROZ-SILVA, J.; BORGES, A.; PREREIRA, K.J.C.; RECCHIA, G.H. Molecular markers in the study of genetic diversity in Dioscorea spp.: in situ/on farm conservation approaches. In: Molecular Agrobiology. Devarajan Thangadurai (Org), Bentham eBooks, 2011 (accepted).

• VEASEY, E.A.; BRESSAN, E.A.; SIQUEIRA, M.V.B.M; BORGES, A.; QUEIROZ-SILVA, J.R.; PEREIRA, K.J.C.; RECCHIA, G.H.; MING, L.C. Genetic characterization of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and yam (Dioscorea trifida L.) landraces in swidden agriculture systems in Brazil. In: Gepts P, Famula T, Bettinger R, Qualset C, McGuire P, Brush S, Damania A. Biodiversity in agriculture: domestication, evolution and sustainability. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011 (accepted).

• Elizabeth Ann Veasey, Marcos V. B. M. Siqueira, Lidinalva de Resende Gomes, Wellington Ferreira da Silva, Almecina, Danielle Muniz da Silva, Edson Ferreira da Silva, Lin Chau Ming, Nivaldo Peroni, Antonio. Ocorrência e diversidade de espécies cultivadas do gênero Dioscorea em diversos agroecossistemas brasileiros. In: MING, L.C.; AMOROZO, M.C.M.; KFFURI, C.W. Agrobiodiversidade no Brasil. NUPPEA, Recife, 2010, p.45-74.