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Assessing the gut microbiome and the influence of host genetics on a critically endangered primate, the northern muriqui ( Brachyteles hypoxanthus ) (2024)
Journal Article
Guimaraes Sales, N., da Cruz Kaizer, M., Browett, S. S., Gabriel, S. I., & McDevitt, A. D. (2024). Assessing the gut microbiome and the influence of host genetics on a critically endangered primate, the northern muriqui ( Brachyteles hypoxanthus ). Environmental DNA, 6(3), e559. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.559

The Northern muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) is one of the world's most critically endangered primates, with only ~1000 mature individuals remaining in the wild. Habitat loss and hunting have led to its sharp decline, making conservation efforts cr... Read More about Assessing the gut microbiome and the influence of host genetics on a critically endangered primate, the northern muriqui ( Brachyteles hypoxanthus ).

Coupling remote sensing and eDNA to monitor environmental impact: A pilot to quantify the environmental benefits of sustainable agriculture in the Brazilian Amazon (2024)
Journal Article
Dyson, K., Nicolau, A. P., Tenneson, K., Francesconi, W., Daniels, A., Andrich, G., …Saah, D. (in press). Coupling remote sensing and eDNA to monitor environmental impact: A pilot to quantify the environmental benefits of sustainable agriculture in the Brazilian Amazon. PloS one, 19(2), e0289437. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0289437

Monitoring is essential to ensure that environmental goals are being achieved, including those of sustainable agriculture. Growing interest in environmental monitoring provides an opportunity to improve monitoring practices. Approaches that directly... Read More about Coupling remote sensing and eDNA to monitor environmental impact: A pilot to quantify the environmental benefits of sustainable agriculture in the Brazilian Amazon.

Environmental and Invertebrate-Derived DNA: A Powerful Approach for Surveying and Monitoring Biodiversity (2023)
Book Chapter
Guimaraes Sales, N. (2023). Environmental and Invertebrate-Derived DNA: A Powerful Approach for Surveying and Monitoring Biodiversity. In P. M. Galetti Jr. (Ed.), Conservation Genetics in the Neotropics. (1). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-34854-9

To know the organisms that surround us has always seemed a fascinating idea and a necessity to characterize an area and estimate its natural values. However, performing complete surveys of the organisms is not always an easy task, because some of the... Read More about Environmental and Invertebrate-Derived DNA: A Powerful Approach for Surveying and Monitoring Biodiversity.

DNA metabarcoding of mock communities highlights potential biases when assessing Neotropical fish diversity (2023)
Journal Article
Hilário, H. O., Hilario, H., Mendes, I. S., GuimarãesSales, N., & Carvalho, D. C. (2023). DNA metabarcoding of mock communities highlights potential biases when assessing Neotropical fish diversity. Environmental DNA, https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.456

Despite the increasing popularity of DNA metabarcoding in the assessment of aquatic ecosystems using fish eDNA or ichthyoplankton, challenges have hampered its broader application in the Neotropical freshwaters. Using five mock communities composed o... Read More about DNA metabarcoding of mock communities highlights potential biases when assessing Neotropical fish diversity.

Shark‐dust: Application of high‐throughput DNA sequencing of processing residues for trade monitoring of threatened sharks and rays (2023)
Journal Article
Prasetyo, A. P., Murray, J. M., Kurniawan, M. F. A. K., Sales, N. G., McDevitt, A. D., & Mariani, S. (in press). Shark‐dust: Application of high‐throughput DNA sequencing of processing residues for trade monitoring of threatened sharks and rays. Conservation Letters, 16(5), https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12971

Illegal fishing, unregulated bycatch, and market demand for certain products (e.g., fins) are largely responsible for the rapid global decline of shark and ray populations. Controlling trade of endangered species remains difficult due to product vari... Read More about Shark‐dust: Application of high‐throughput DNA sequencing of processing residues for trade monitoring of threatened sharks and rays.

Amazonian ichthyoplankton assessment via DNA metabarcoding: A baseline for detecting spawning sites of migratory fishes (2023)
Journal Article
Silva, L. E., Domingues, R. R., Sales, N. G., Villela, P. M., Silva, C. B., & Hilsdorf, A. W. (2023). Amazonian ichthyoplankton assessment via DNA metabarcoding: A baseline for detecting spawning sites of migratory fishes. Biological Conservation, 284, 110180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110180

The Neotropical fish fauna comprises approximately 6080 species, of which almost 3000 inhabit the Amazon River basin. However, the construction of hydroelectric dams has threatened this biodiversity by habitat fragmentation. To uncover the putative e... Read More about Amazonian ichthyoplankton assessment via DNA metabarcoding: A baseline for detecting spawning sites of migratory fishes.

NEOTROPICAL FRESHWATER FISHES: A dataset of occurrence and abundance of freshwater fishes in the Neotropics (2022)
Journal Article
Tonella, L. H., Ruaro, R., Daga, V. S., Garcia, D. A. Z., Vitorino, O. B., Lobato‐de Magalhães, T., …de Lucena, Z. M. S. (2023). NEOTROPICAL FRESHWATER FISHES: A dataset of occurrence and abundance of freshwater fishes in the Neotropics. Ecology, 104(4), https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3713

The Neotropical region hosts 4225 freshwater fish species, ranking first among the world's most diverse regions for freshwater fishes. Our NEOTROPICAL FRESHWATER FISHES data set is the first to produce a large-scale Neotropical freshwater fish invent... Read More about NEOTROPICAL FRESHWATER FISHES: A dataset of occurrence and abundance of freshwater fishes in the Neotropics.

Mapping differences in mammalian distributions and diversity using environmental DNA from rivers (2021)
Journal Article
Broadhurst, H., Gregory, L., Bleakley, E., Perkins, J., Lavin, J., Bolton, P., …McDevitt, A. (2021). Mapping differences in mammalian distributions and diversity using environmental DNA from rivers. Science of the Total Environment, 801, 149724. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149724

Finding more efficient ways to monitor and estimate the diversity of mammalian communities is a major step towards their management and conservation. Environmental DNA (eDNA) from river water has recently been shown to be a viable method for biomonit... Read More about Mapping differences in mammalian distributions and diversity using environmental DNA from rivers.

Primer biases in the molecular assessment of diet in multiple insectivorous mammals (2021)
Journal Article
Browett, S., Curran, T., O’Meara, D., Harrington, A., Guimaraes Sales, N., Antwis, R., …McDevitt, A. (2021). Primer biases in the molecular assessment of diet in multiple insectivorous mammals. Mammalian Biology, 101(3), 293-304. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42991-021-00115-4

Our understanding of trophic interactions of small insectivorous mammals has been drastically improved with the advent of DNA metabarcoding. The technique has continued to be optimised over the years, with primer choice repeatedly being a vital facto... Read More about Primer biases in the molecular assessment of diet in multiple insectivorous mammals.

eDNA in a bottleneck : obstacles to fish metabarcoding studies in megadiverse freshwater systems (2021)
Journal Article
Jackman, J., Benvenuto, C., Coscia, I., Carvalho, C., Ready, J., Boubli, J., …Sales, N. (2021). eDNA in a bottleneck : obstacles to fish metabarcoding studies in megadiverse freshwater systems. Environmental DNA, 3(4), 837-849. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.191

The current capacity of environmental DNA (eDNA) to provide accurate insights into the biodiversity of megadiverse regions (e.g., the Neotropics) requires further evaluation to ensure its reliability for long‐term monitoring. In this study, we first... Read More about eDNA in a bottleneck : obstacles to fish metabarcoding studies in megadiverse freshwater systems.

New 12S metabarcoding primers for enhanced Neotropical freshwater fish biodiversity assessment (2020)
Journal Article
Milan, D., Mendes, I., Damasceno, J., Teixeria, D., Guimaraes Sales, N., & Carvalho, D. (2020). New 12S metabarcoding primers for enhanced Neotropical freshwater fish biodiversity assessment. Scientific reports, 10, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-74902-3

The megadiverse Neotropical fish fauna lacks a comprehensive and reliable DNA reference database, which hampers precise species identification and DNA based biodiversity assessment in the region. Here, we developed a mitochondrial 12S ribosomal DNA r... Read More about New 12S metabarcoding primers for enhanced Neotropical freshwater fish biodiversity assessment.

Space-time dynamics in monitoring neotropical fish communities using eDNA metabarcoding (2020)
Journal Article
Sales, N., Wangensteen Fuentes, O., Carvalho, D., Deiner, K., Praebel, K., Coscia, I., …Mariani, S. (2021). Space-time dynamics in monitoring neotropical fish communities using eDNA metabarcoding. Science of the Total Environment, 754, 142096. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142096

The biodiverse Neotropical ecoregion remains insufficiently assessed, poorly managed, and threatened by unregulated human activities. Novel, rapid and cost-effective DNA-based approaches are valuable to improve understanding of the biological communi... Read More about Space-time dynamics in monitoring neotropical fish communities using eDNA metabarcoding.

Fishing for mammals : landscape-level monitoring of terrestrial and semi-aquatic communities using eDNA from riverine systems (2020)
Journal Article
Sales, N., McKenzie, M., Drake, J., Harper, L., Browett, S., Coscia, I., …McDevitt, A. (2020). Fishing for mammals : landscape-level monitoring of terrestrial and semi-aquatic communities using eDNA from riverine systems. Journal of Applied Ecology, 57(4), 707-716. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13592

1. Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding has revolutionised biomonitoring in both marine and freshwater ecosystems. However, for semi-aquatic and terrestrial animals, the application of this technique remains relatively untested. 2. We first ass... Read More about Fishing for mammals : landscape-level monitoring of terrestrial and semi-aquatic communities using eDNA from riverine systems.

Reproductive biology of the Neotropical catfish Iheringichthys labrosus (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae), with anatomical and morphometric analysis of gonadal tissues (2019)
Journal Article
dos Santos, J., Marcon, L., Brito, M., Guimaraes Sales, N., Rizzo, E., & Bazzoli, N. (2019). Reproductive biology of the Neotropical catfish Iheringichthys labrosus (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae), with anatomical and morphometric analysis of gonadal tissues. Animal Reproduction Science, 209, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anireprosci.2019.106173

The reproduction of Iheringichthys labrosus (Lütken, 1874) from the Turvo River, Brazil, was studied using anatomical, biometric, histological, and ultrastructural techniques. Between April 2014 and March 2015, a total of 278 males and 512 females we... Read More about Reproductive biology of the Neotropical catfish Iheringichthys labrosus (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae), with anatomical and morphometric analysis of gonadal tissues.

Influence of preservation methods, sample medium and sampling time on eDNA recovery in a neotropical river (2019)
Journal Article
Sales, N., Wangensteen Fuentes, O., Carvalho, D., & Mariani, S. (2019). Influence of preservation methods, sample medium and sampling time on eDNA recovery in a neotropical river. Environmental DNA, 1(2), 119-130. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.14

Environmental DNA (eDNA) has rapidly emerged as a promising biodiversity monitoring technique, proving to be a sensitive and cost‐effective method for species detection. Despite the increasing popularity of eDNA, several questions regarding its limit... Read More about Influence of preservation methods, sample medium and sampling time on eDNA recovery in a neotropical river.

Introgression from non-native species unveils a hidden threat to the migratory Neotropical fish Prochilodus hartii (2017)
Journal Article
Guimaraes Sales, N., Pessali, T., Neto, F., & Carvalho, D. (2017). Introgression from non-native species unveils a hidden threat to the migratory Neotropical fish Prochilodus hartii. Biological Invasions, 20, 555-566. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-017-1556-4

Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, due to competition, predation, pathogen spread, and hybridization. The latter may remain undetected and impair the survival of species, due to genetic admixture and hybrid swarming (i.... Read More about Introgression from non-native species unveils a hidden threat to the migratory Neotropical fish Prochilodus hartii.

Allometric growth patterns in hatchery-reared larvae of the catfish Lophiosilurus alexandri (Pisces: Pseudopimelodidae) (2014)
Journal Article
Guimarães-Cruz, R., Veloso-Júnior, V., Guimaraes Sales, N., Oliveira, D., & Santos, J. (2014). Allometric growth patterns in hatchery-reared larvae of the catfish Lophiosilurus alexandri (Pisces: Pseudopimelodidae). https://doi.org/10.1590/s0102-09352014000100038

The aim of the present study was to characterize the relationships that occur between morphometric variables of larvae of Lophiosilurus alexandri Steindachner, 1876 through their allometric growth analysis. Total length, head length and body height w... Read More about Allometric growth patterns in hatchery-reared larvae of the catfish Lophiosilurus alexandri (Pisces: Pseudopimelodidae).

Shark-dust: high-throughput DNA sequencing of processing residues unveils widespread trade in threatened sharks and rays
Journal Article
Prasetyo, A., Murray, J., Kurniawan, M., Guimaraes Sales, N., McDevitt, A., & Mariani, S. (in press). Shark-dust: high-throughput DNA sequencing of processing residues unveils widespread trade in threatened sharks and rays. bioRxiv, https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.12.16.520728

Illegal fishing, unregulated bycatch, and market demand for certain products (e.g. fins) are largely responsible for the rapid global decline of shark and ray populations. Controlling trade of endangered species remains difficult due to product varie... Read More about Shark-dust: high-throughput DNA sequencing of processing residues unveils widespread trade in threatened sharks and rays.