Prof. Dr Marcos Silveira Buckeridge

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Marcos Silveira BUCKERIDGE

Assistant Professor (PhD)
In the "Departamento de Botânica" since 2005.

Marcos Buckeridge is plant biologist who has spent 20 years working at the Botanical Institute of São Paulo with native Neotropical species. During his masters and PhD he worked with seed storage cell wall polysaccharides in plants and in 1995 established a line of research focused on the comprehension of the physiological and cellular mechanisms involved in seedling establishment in tropical biomes as well as the development of biotechnological tools to help the sustainable use of biodiversity. More than 60 publications were produced following these lines of research. With the increasing importance of the impact of Global Climatic Changes in the world, Dr. Buckeridge pioneered studies that try to understand how the rain forest, including Atlantic and Amazonian species, are responding to the increasing carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. More recently, his research group added another focus, which is to understand how the sugar cane plant will respond to the climatic changes. This is important because sugarcane is now one of the most important crops in Brazil, being responsible for the production of ethanol as a fuel. Dr. Buckeridge has recently moved to the University of São Paulo, where he continues to work on the same lines of research. He has been president of the Botanical Society of São Paulo from 2001 to 2005 and is now a member of the Intergovernmental Panel of Global Change (IPCC) indicated by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil. Presently, Dr. Buckeridge is a communicating editor for Trees:structure and function (Springer).


Selected Publications 


Tonini, P.P., Purgato, E. & Buckeridge, M.S. (2010) Effects ofabscisic acid, ethylene and sugars on the mobilization of storage proteins and carbohydrates in seds of the tropical tree Sesbaniavirgata (Cav.) Pers. (Leguminosae). Annals of Botany 106:607-616


Buckeridge, M.S. (2010). Seed Cell Wall Storage Polysaccharides: models to understand cell wall biosynthesis and degradation. Plant Physiology.154:1017–1023


Oliveira Jr, C.J.F., Cavalari, A.A., Carpita, N.C., Buckeridge, M.S. Braga, M.R. (2010) Cell wall polysaccharides from cell suspension cultures of the Atlantic Forest tree Rudgea jasminoides (Rubiaceae).Trees: structure and function. 24: 713-722


Cordenunsi, B.R., Lajolo, F.M. Menezes, E.W. Saura-Calixto, E. Diaz-Rubio, M.E. Zuleta, A., Dr. Tiné, M.A.S. Buckeridge, M.S. Silva, G.B. Carpio, C. Giuntini, E.B. (2010) Carbohydrate composition of ripe pineapple (cv. perola) and the glycemic response in humans.Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos. 30:282-288.


Tonini, P.P. Carrara, T.B. & Buckeridge, M.S. (2010). Storage proteins and cell wall mobilisation in seeds of Sesbania virgata (Cav.) Pers. (Leguminosae). Trees, structure and Function. 24:675–684


Hotta, C.T Lembke, C.G., Domingues, D.S., Ochoa, E.A., Cruz, G.M.Q., Melotto-Passarin, D.M., Marconi, T.G., Santos, M.O., Mollinari, M., Margarido, G.R.A., Crivellari, A.C., Santos, W.D., De Souza, A.P., Hoshino, A.A., Carrer, H,, Souza, A., Garcia, A.F.,Buckeridge, M.S., Menossi, M., Van Sluys, M.A., Souza, G.M.(2010) The Biotechnology Roadmap for Sugarcane Improvement. Tropical Plant Biology 3:75-87


Gomes, V.S.M., Buckeridge, M.S. Silva, C.O., Scarano, F.R.,Araujo, D.S.D. and Alves, M.A.S. (2010) Availability peak of caloric fruits coincide with energy-demanding seasons for resident and non-breeding birds in Restinga, an associated ecosystem of the Atlantic forest, Brazil. Flora 205:647-655


Soccol, C.R. Vandenberghe, L.P.S., Medeiros, A.B.P., Karp, S.G., Buckeridge, M.S., Ramos, L.P., Pitarelo, A.P., Ferreira-Leitão, V., Gottschalk, L.M.F., Ferrara, M.A., Bon, E.P.S., Moraes, L.M.P., Araújo, J.A., Torres, F.A.G. (2010) Bioethanol from lignocelluloses: Status and perspectives in Brazil. Bioresource Technology 101: 4820-4825


Brandao, A. D. ; Del Bem, L. E. V. ; Vincentz, M. ; Buckeridge, M. S. (2009). Expression pattern of four storage xyloglucan mobilization-related genes during seedling development of the rain forest treeHymenaea courbaril L.. Journal of Experimental Botany, v. 60, p. 1191-1206


 Amaral, L.I.V. Cortelazzo, A.L. , Buckeridge, M.S. , Pereira, L.A.R.. , Pereira, M.F.D.A. (2009) Anatomical and biochemical changes in the composition of developing seed coats of annatto (Bixa orellana).Trees: structure and function , v 23, p. 287-293


Amaral, L.I.V., Gaspar, M., Costa, P.M.F., Aidar, M.P.M., Buckeridge, M.S. (2007). Novo método enzimático rápido e sensível de extração e dosagem de amido em materiais vegetais. Hoehnea 34(4) 425-431


Silva, A.M., Aidar, M.P.M. & Buckeridge (2006) Caracterização parcial de beta-glucanos ao longo do desenvolvimento foliar em Brachiariadecumbens Stapf. (Partial characterisation of  b-glucans during leaf development in Brachiaria decumbens Stapf.) Hoehnea 33:99-105


 Oliveira Junior, C.J.F., Braga, M.R. & Buckeridge, M.S. (2006) Isolamento de oligossacarídeos de xiloglucano de dicotiledôneas através de hidrólise enzimática e cromatografia de exclusão molecular. Revista Brasileira de Botânica 29:391-397


 Marques, M.R., Buckeridge, M.S., Braga, M.R. & Dietrich, S.M.C.(2006) Characterization of an extracellular endopolygalacturonase from saprobe Mucor ramosissimus Samutsevitsch and its action astrigger of defensive response in tropical plants Mycopathologia  162: 337-346


Almeida, E.M., Costa, P. F., Buckeridge, M. S. & Alves, M. A. S. (2006). Potential bird dispersers of Psychotria in an area of Atlantic Forest at Ilha Grande, RJ, Southeast Brazil: a biochemical analysis of the fruits. Brazilian Journal of Biology 66: 1-8


Tonini, P.P., Lisboa, C.G.S., Freschi, L., Mercier, H., Mazzoni-Viveiros, S.C. & Buckeridge, M.S. (2006) Effect of ascisic acid ongalactomannan degradation and endo-beta-mannanase activity in seeds of Sesbania virgata (Cav.) Pers. (Leguminosae). Trees structure and function 20: 669-678


 Oliveira Jr. C.F., Braga, M.R. & Buckeridge, M.S. (2006). Efeitos de oligossacarídeos de xiloglucano sobre o metabolismo extracelular de Rudgea jasminoides  durante o crescimento. Hoehnea 33(2): 239-246


Tiné, M.A.S., Silva, C.O., Lima, D.U., Carpita, N.C. & Buckeridge,M.S. (2006) Fine structure of a mixed oligomer          storage xyloglucanfrom seeds of Hymenaea courbaril Carbohydrate Polymers 66: 444-454


 MARTINS, M.C.M., VIEIRA, C.J., SILVA, C.O. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2005) Análise de carboidratos na bebida do café preparada sob diferentes processos de extração. Revista Brasileira de Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos 25(2):382-386.

De PAULA, A. C. C. F. F, SOUSA, R. V., FIGUEIREDO-RIBEIRO, R. C. L. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2005) Hypoglycemic activity of polysaccharidefractions containing ß-glucans  from extracts of Rhynchelytrum repens(Willd.) C.E. Hubb., Poaceae Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research 38: 885-893

LIMA, D.U., LOH, W. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2004) Xyloglucan-cellulose interaction depends on the side chains and molecular weight ofxyloglucan. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 42(5):389-394.

BUCKERIDGE M.S., RAYON, C. , URBANOWICZ, B. , TINÉ, M.A.S 1 , & CARPITA, N.C. (2004). Mixed linkage (1-3),(1-4)-beta-D-glucans of grasses Cereal Chemistry 81(1):115-127.

TINÉ, M.A.S, LIMA, D.U. & BUCKERIDGE M.S. (2003) Galactose branching modulates the action of cellulase on seed storage xyloglucans. Carbohydrate Polymers 52:135-141

LIMA, D.U., CHAVES, R.O. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2003) Seed storage hemicelluloses as wet-end additives in papermaking. Carbohydrate polymers 52:367-373.

DE LIMA, D.U. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2001) Interaction between cellulose and storage xyloglucans: the influence of degree of galactosylation. Carbohydrate Polymers 46/2:157-163

LIMA, D.U., SANTOS, H.P., TINÉ, M.A., MOLLE, F.D. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2001) Patterns of expression of cell wall related genes in sugar cane.Genetics and Molecular Biology 24 (1-4): 191-198.

PANEGASSI, V.R., SERRA, G.E. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2000) Potencial tecnológico do galactomanano de sementes de faveiro (Dimorphandramollis) para uso na indústria de alimentos. Revista Brasileira de Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos, Campinas, 20 (3): 406-415

BUCKERIDGE, M.S., VERGARA, C.E. & CARPITA, N.C. (1999) Themechanism of synthesis of a cereal mixed-linkage (1,3),(1,4)b-D-glucan: Evidence for multiple sites of glucosyl transfer in the synthase complex.Plant Physiology 120 (4): 1105-1116.


Ferreira, C. d. S., Piedade, M. T. F., Tine, M. A. S., Rossatto, D. R.,Parolin, P., BUCKERIDGE, M. S. (2009) The role of carbohydrates in seed germination and seedling establishment of Himatanthussucuuba, an Amazonian tree with populations adapted to flooded and non-flooded conditions. Annals of Botany, v.104, p.1111 – 1119

 Tonini, P.P., Lisboa, C.G.S., Silva, C.O., Mazzoni-Viveiros, S.C. &Buckeridge, M.S. (2007) Testa is involved in the control of storage mobilization in seeds of Sesbania virgata (Cav.) Pers., a tropical legume tree from the Atlantic Forest Trees Structure and Function 21:13-21


 Alcântara, P.H.N., Martin, L., Silva, C.O., Dietrich, S.M.C. &Buckeridge, M.S. (2006) Purification of a beta-galactosidase from cotyledons of Hymenaea courbaril L. (Leguminosae). Enzyme properties and biological function. Plant Physiology andBiochemistry 44: 619-627


Lisboa, C.G.S., Tiné , M.A.S. & Buckeridge, M.S. (2006) Endo-beta-mannanase from the endosperm of seeds of Sesbania virgata(Cav.) Pers. (Leguminosae): purification, characterisation and importance for germination and early seedling growth. Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology 18(2): 269-280


BUCKERIDGE, M.S., HUTCHEON I. & REID, J.S.G. (2005) The role of exo-(1,4)-ß-galactanase in the mobilisation of polysaccharides from the cotyledonary cell walls of Lupinus angustifolius L. following germination. Annals of Botany 96:435-444

SANTOS, H.P. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2004) The Role of the Storage Carbon of Cotyledons in the Establishment of Seedlings of Hymenaea courbaril Under Different Light Conditions. Annals of Botany. 94(6) 819-830.

SANTOS, H.P., PURGATO, E., MERCIER, H. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2004) The Control of Storage Xyloglucan Mobilization in Cotyledons of Hymenaea courbaril L. Plant Physiology 135:287-299.

BUCKERIDGE, M.S., TINÉ, M.A., SANTOS, H.P. E LIMA, D.U. (2000) Polissacarídeos de reserva de parede celular em sementes, estrutura, metabolismo, funções e aspectos ecológicos. Braz. J. Plant Physiol.12:137-162.

TINÉ, M.A.S., CORTELAZZO, A.L. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2000) Occurrence of xyloglucan containing protuberances in the storage cell walls of cotyledons of Hymenaea courbaril L. Revista Brasileira deBotanica 23:413-417.

BUCKERIDGE, M.S., SANTOS, H.P. & TINÉ, M.A.S. (2000) Mobilisation of storage cell wall polysaccharides in seeds. Plant Physiology & Biochemistry. 38: 141-156.

TINÉ, M.A.S., CORTELAZZO, A.L. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2000) Xyloglucanmobilisation in cotyledons of developing plantlets of Hymenaea courbarilL. (Leguminosae-Caesalpinoideae). Plant Science 154:117-126.

ALCÂNTARA, P.H.N., DIETRICH, S.M.C. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (1999).Xyloglucan mobilisation and purification of a (XLLG/XLXG) specific ß-galactosidase from cotyledons of Copaifera langsdorffii Desf.(Leguminosae). Plant Physiology & Biochemistry 37(9): 653-663.


Grandis, A., Godoi, S. & Buckeridge, M.S. (2010) Respostas fisiológicas de plantas amazônicas de regiões alagadas às mudanças climáticas globais. Revista brasileira de Botânica 33: 1-12

 DaMatta, F.M., Grandis, A., Arenque, B.C., Buckeridge, M.S. (2009) Impacts of climate changes on crop physiology and food quality. FoodResearch International 43:1814–1823

 Godoy, J.R.L., Marabesi, M.A., Mortari, L.C., Aidar, M.P.M.,Buckeridge, M.S. (2009) A dinâmica da floresta neotropical e as mudanças climáticas globais. Naturalia. 32:53-66

 de Souza, A.P., Gaspar, M., Silva, E.A., Ulian, E.C., Waclawovsky, A.J., Nishiyama-Jr, M.Y., Santos, R.V., Teixeira, M.M., Souza, G.M.,Buckeridge, M.S. (2008) Elevated CO2 increases photosynthesis, biomass, productivity, and modifies gene expression in sugarcane.Plant Cell  & Environment 31: 1116-1127


 Buckeridge, M. S. (2007) Mudanças climáticas, biodiversidade e sociedade: como a teoria de redes pode ajudar a compreender o presente e planejar o futuro? Multiciência UNICAMP (on line)  v. 8, p. 88-107 


 SILVA, C.O. MINHOTO. M.J. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2005) Biodiversidade, mudanças climáticas e a tabela brasileira de composição de alimentos. Composição de alimentos: uma abordagem multidisciplinar. NEPA/UNICAMP - Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Alimentação. 25-63pp.

BUCKERIDGE, M. S. . As Florestas tropicais e as mudanças climáticas globais: atitudes pessoais e alternativas para auma biotecnologia ambiental para o sequestro de carbono. Jornal do Conselho Regional de Biologia, São Paulo, p. 9 - 11, 01 jun. 2004. (também publicado no site da Sociedade Botânica do Brasil -

AIDAR M.P.M., MARTINEZ C. A., COSTA A. C., COSTA P. M. F., DIETRICH S. M. C., BUCKERIDGE M. S. (2002) Effect of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on the establishment of seedlings of jatobá, Hymenaeacourbaril L. (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) Biota Neotropica. 2(1):(

BUCKERIDGE, M.S. & AIDAR, M.P.M. (2002) Carbon sequestration in the rain forest: alternatives using environmentally friendly biotechnology.Biota Neotropica 2(1): (


BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2006) Emergence, degeneracy and redundancy properties of the plant cell wall. In: T. Hayashi, ed. The Science and Lore of the Plant Cell Wall: Biosynthesis, Structure and Function, Universal Publishers: BrownWalker Press

SOUZA, G.M. & BUCKERIDGE, M.S. (2004). Sistemas complexos: novas formas de ver a Botânica. Revista Brasileira de Botânica. 27(3): 407-419.


BUCKERIDGE, M.S. TINÉ, M.A.S., MINHOTO, M.J. & LIMA, D.U. (2004) Respiração. In: Fisiologia Vegetal, Gilberto B. Kerbauy (Eds.). Guanabara Koogan, Rio de Janeiro Cap. 7: 198-216.

BUCKERIDGE, M.S., AIDAR, M.P.M., SANTOS, H.P. & TINÉ, M.A. (2004) Acúmulo de Reservas. In: Germinação. Do básico ao aplicado. Alfredo GuiFerreira & Fabian Borgheti (Eds.). Artmed, Porto Alegre pp.31-50.

BUCKERIDGE, M.S., SANTOS, H.P., TINÉ, M.A. & AIDAR, M.P.M. (2004) Mobilização de Reservas. In: Germinação. Do básico ao aplicado. AlfredoGui Ferreira & Fabian Borgheti (Eds.). Artmed, Porto Alegre pp.163-185.

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