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Climate change effects on seagrass secondary metabolism: ecological implications.

Short Title 
GRASSMET
Coordination 
CCMAR
Coordinator 
Budget CCMAR 
199.94k€
Funding 
FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Partners 
STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA ANTON DOHRN, SZN
Date 
07/2016 to 06/2019

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The objective of this project is to investigate the effects of climate change on the secondary metabolism, amino acid profile and antioxidant capacity of seagrasses, with the ensuing ecological implications. 

Specific objectives of the project are:

1. To develop, for the first time, the methodologies for the discrimination of phenolic compounds, alkaloids, amino acids and soluble sugars in seagrasses.

2. To investigate the effects of altered carbon: nitrogen ratios in the profiles of phenolic compounds, alkaloids, amino acids, soluble sugars and antioxidant molecules, under scenarios of high-CO2 and different nitrogen availabilities.

3. To determine the implications of altered primary and secondary metabolite profiles in seagrass stress responses and in the defense against epiphytes and herbivores.

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Name Position
Ana Isabel Delfim dos Santos Alexandre Postdoc
Begoña Martínez Crego Senior Researcher
Irene Olivé Postdoc
Isabel Barrote Researcher
Monya Mendes Costa Researcher
Rui Santos Senior Researcher
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Ana Isabel Delfim dos Santos Alexandre
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Begoña Martínez Crego
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Senior Researcher
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Irene Olivé
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Isabel Barrote
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Monya Mendes Costa
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Rui Santos
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Senior Researcher
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