Amazonian Resources: Microbiota, Fauna and Flora

Bruno Sampaio Sant’Anna, Renata Takeara and Maxwel Adriano Abegg (Editors)
Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Institute of Exact Sciences and Technology (ICET), Itacoatiara, Brazil

Series: Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: SCI020000

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The Amazon forest is one of the world’s most complex, unknown and threatened ecosystems that holds a considerable part of biodiverse species in different groups. This ecosystem needs greater scientific attention so that we can better understand the features of the fauna, flora and microbiota to conserve species before they disappear. Thus, this book addresses issues about resources of the largest rainforest of the world. Microbiota, fauna and flora are investigated differently, providing information of ecological interest, pharmaceutical and/or economic importance.

Specialists and scientists that work in Amazonia can access new information about the species that inhabit this region with unprecedented advances on ecological and behavioral aspects of apple snails, meat yield and nutritive potential of crustacean species, tadpole knowledge, mitefaun in agroecosystems, pharmaceutical potential of plant species, computational models for flora cultivation, and reviews of microbiota composition of Amazonia. Scientists will acquire knowledge about aromatic plants from the Amazon and their applications, which include uses in perfumes, fragrances, cosmetics, phytopharmaceuticals, insecticides, fungicides, bactericides, larvicides and others. Regarding the microbiota of different Amazonian environments, the book is intended to present information about applications related to mycorrhizal fungi and endophytic microorganisms.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1
Endophytic Microorganisms from Amazonia: Diversity and Biological Activities
(Camila Martins de Oliveira, Federal University of Amazonas, Institute of Science and Technology, Itacoatiara/AM, Brazil)

Chapter 2
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in the Amazon: An Agronomic Approach
(Maiara de Souza Nunes Ávila, Department of Agronomy, Federal University Amazonas/ ICET – UFAM, Itacoatiara, Amazonas, Amazonas, Brazil)

Chapter 3
Daily Activity and Substrate Selection by the Gastropod Pomacea amazonica (Reeve, 1856)
(Izomar Barbosa Melo, Gustavo Yomar Hattori and Bruno Sampaio Sant’Anna, Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia (ICET), Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência e Tecnologia para Recursos Amazônicos. Rua Nossa Senhora do Rosário, Tiradentes, Itacoatiara, AM, Brazil)

Chapter 4
Desiccation Tolerance of Two Apple Snails from the Amazon Basin, Pomacea amazonica and Pomacea bridgesii
(Timóteo Tadashi Watanabe, Gustavo Yomar Hattori and Bruno Sampaio Sant’Anna, Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia (ICET), Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência e Tecnologia para Recursos Amazônicos. Rua Nossa Senhora do Rosário, Tiradentes, Itacoatiara, AM, Brazil)

Chapter 5
Tadpoles of Central Amazonia: Current Knowledge and Perspectives
(Marcelo Menin, Denise de C. Rossa-Feres, Domingos J. Rodrigues, Alexandre P. Almeida, Reysi J. Pegorini, David O. C. Telles, Departamento de Biologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, AM, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 6
Meat Quality of Freshwater Prawns Macrobrachium amazonicum (Heller, 1862)
(Elias Santos da Costa, Bruno Sampaio Sant'Anna, Gustavo Yomar Hattori, Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia do Amazonas (IFAM) - Campus Parintins. Estrada Odovaldo Novo, sn, Aninga - Parananema, Parintins, AM, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 7
Plant-Inhabiting Mites (Arachnida: Acari) in Amazonian Agroecosystems
(Geraldo José Nascimento de Vasconcelos, Neliton Marques da Silva, Universidade Federal do Amazonas/Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia, Tiradentes, Itacoatiara/Amazonas, and others)

Chapter 8
Amazon Flora Identification Through Machine Learning Models
(Jorge Kanda, Kátia Moutinho Rafael Ferreira, Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia (ICET), Rua Nossa Senhora do Rosário, São Jorge, Itacoatiara, Amazonas, Brazil)

Chapter 9
Aromatic Plants of the Amazon
(Francimauro Sousa Morais, Gisele Fátima Leite de Souza, Anderson Cavalcante Guimarães, Renata Takeara, Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia (ICET), Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência e Tecnologia para Recursos Amazônicos. Rua Nossa Senhora do Rosário, Tiradentes, Itacoatiara, AM, Brazil)

Index

This book will be relevant to ecologists researchers that work with fauna, bioprospection of pharmaceutical substances from plants, microbiota with medical, ecological and/or economic importance. Besides researchers that works with chemistry of natural products can use this publication for knowledge the aromatic plants studied in the Amazonian region. Chapters related to microbiota are intended to provide for researchers and up to date view of the biotechnological and agronomical uses of different species from a variety of niches.

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