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English to Portuguese

Andrea Steiner
Also a biologist w/ master's degree

Local time: 08:57 BRT (GMT-3)

Native in: English Native in English, Portuguese Native in Portuguese
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Environment & EcologyBiology (-tech,-chem,micro-)

Portuguese to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.10 USD per word
English to Portuguese - Rates: 0.08 - 0.10 USD per word
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 4, Questions answered: 2, Questions asked: 11
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Portuguese to English: Text on myxomycetes
Source text - Portuguese
O Brasil é considerado o país de maior diversidade do planeta, possuindo a flora mais rica do globo e entre seus biomas se encontra a Mata Atlântica, reconhecida como um dos hotspots mundiais indicados para conservação. Conhecer a biodiversidade dos remanescentes florestais brasileiros é urgente, tendo em vista que a Mata Atlântica hoje se encontra reduzida a fragmentos isolados que, somados, não ultrapassam 8% do território ocupado pela floresta original.

A flora de Floresta Atlântica inclui a família Bromeliaceae, representada pelas suas três subfamílias (Pitcairnioideae, Bromelioideae e Tillandsioideae), cujas espécies constituem um componente comum e quase exclusivo de florestas neotropicais. Estima-se que 40% das espécies de Bromeliaceae são encontradas no Brasil, o que representa quase 1.200 taxa diferentes e nesse contexto a Floresta Atlântica pernambucana vem se revelando um dos locais melhor explorados taxonomicamente do país, com 87 espécies registradas até o presente momento.

As bromélias apresentam uma disposição foliar caracteristicamente em roseta que propicia um acúmulo de água em suas bases por um longo período, constituindo um microhabitat favorável ao desenvolvimento de bactérias, protozoários e leveduras, que podem servir de alimento aos mixomicetos.

A nível mundial são poucas as pesquisas que mencionam a presença de mixomicetos em bromeliáceas, mesmo as que tratam de florestas neotropicais. No Brasil, apenas um artigo publicado há quase quatro décadas menciona três famílias, seis gêneros e 11 espécies de mixomicetos associados à esse grupo de planta, em Florestas de Restinga dos estados do Espírito Santo e São Paulo, das quais Badhamia calcaripes Gottsb. era ainda desconhecida cientificamente.
No presente estudo apresenta-se o registro de 10 espécies ocorrentes em bromeliaceae no Nordeste do Brasil, informando sua distribuição em três unidades de conservação de Floresta Atlântica situadas no estado Pernambuco, consideradas de importância biológica extrema, mas pouco exploradas no que se refere a fungos, liquens e mixomicetos.
Translation - English
Brazil is considered the country with the greatest diversity and richest flora on Earth; among its biomes is the Atlantic forest, recognized as one of the world's conservation hotspots. There is a pressing need to know more about the biodiversity of Brazilian forest remnants because the Atlantic forest that remains today has been reduced to isolated fragments that together do not surpass 8% of the territory once occupied by the original forest.

The Atlantic forest's flora includes Family Bromeliaceae, which is represented by its three subfamilies (Pitcairnioideae, Bromelioideae, and Tillandsioideae); its species are a common and almost exclusive component of neotropical forests. Estimates say that 40% of all Bromeliaceae species can be found in Brazil – almost 1.200 different taxa. In this context, the Atlantic forest of the state of Pernambuco is becoming one of the best explored areas in terms of taxonomy (87 bromeliad species recorded to date).

Bromeliads have leaves characteristically arranged in the manner of a rosette . Thus, it accumulates water at their base during long periods and provide favorable microhabitats for the development of bacteria, protozoa, and yeasts, which can serve as food for myxomycetes.
There are few studies worldwide that mention the presence of myxomycetes in bromeliads – even those about neotropical forests. In Brazil, a single article published almost four decades ago mentions three families, six genera, and 11 myxomycete species associated with this plant group in restinga forests of the states of Espírito Santo and São Paulo. One of the species recorded at the time, Badhamia calcaripes Gottsb. was still unknown to science.

This study records 10 species of bromeliads in Northeast Brazil and informs their distribution in three Atlantic forest reservations located in the state of Pernambuco. These reservations are considered extremely important biologically, but have been poorly studied in relation to fungi, lichens, and slime molds.

Glossaries Biological sciences, Geral, Medical terms, Statistics
Translation education Master's degree - UFPB
Experience Years of experience: 26. Registered at Nov 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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- Bachelor's degree in biological sciences (UFRPE, 2003 - Recife/PE, Brazil)
- Master's degree in zoology (UFPB, 2005 - João Pessoa/PB), Brazil
- Doctoral student in political sciences/environmental international policy (UFPE, Recife/PE, Brazil)

I have translated over 120 scientific papers in several biology-related areas, especially botany, ethnobotany, mycology, and coral reef ecology. Below are some titles of papers I have translated from Portuguese to English:

-A PCR-based method for fetal sex determination using ovine amniotic fluid
-Anuran Reproductive Modes in an Inhospitable Brazilian Biome
-Can appearance affect the use of plants by local people in tropical forests?
-Cnidarians and other benthic organisms from beach rocks at Enseada dos Corais Beach (Pernambuco, Brazil)
-Cnidarians of Saint Peter and St. Paul Archipelago, Northeast Brazil
-Diet of the guitarfish Rhinobatos percellens (Walbaum, 1792) (Elasmobranchii: Rhinobatidae) of the coast of Paraíba, Brazil
-Does the use of medicinal plants reduce the impact on native caatinga species?
-Epiphyte and epiphyllous bryophytes in the Brazilian Atlantic forest: linking landscape changes and community structure
-Floristic Survey of the Understory Epiphytic and Epiphyllous Bryophytes of Two Atlantic Rainforest Natural Reserves in Brazil
-Genetically monitoring matrix repositions of the marine shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei in Pernambuco, Brazil.
-Immunohistochemical expression of protein p53 in healthy, tumoral, and metastatic mammary glandular tissues of female dogs
-Industrial waste management in Pernambuco: challenges and opportunities
-Influence of biflorin on the labeling of red blood cells, plasma protein, cell protein, and lymphocytes with Technetium-99m: an in vitro study
-Life strategy and chemical composition as predictors of the selection of medicinal plants from the caatinga (Northeast Brazil)
-Methodological issues for ethnobotanical research in tropical markets
-Morphological variation of Montastrea cavernosa and Siderastrea stellata
(Cnidaria: Scleractinia) from the states of Maranhão, Paraíba, and Pernambuco,
-Myxobiota of the Atlantic Forest: species on palm-oil trees (Elaeis guineensis l., Arecaceae)
-Richness and distribution of useful species in northeastern Brazil’s semi-arid
-Seasonal and spatial variation of Scarabaeidae s. str. (Coleoptera) coprophagous species richness in areas of Atlantic forest of the state of São Paulo, Brazil
-Spore germination and initial growth of Bryum argenteum Hedw. (Bryaceae): influence of light and substrate
-Stomach contents of Galeocerdo cuvier and Carcharhinus plumbeus (Elasmobranchii: Carcharhinidae) captured from the coast of Paraíba, Brazil
-Study of the Popular Uses of Medicinal Plants by Patients of the das Clínicas Hospital in Recife, Pernambuco (Northeast Brazil)
-The highly seasonal Sphingidae fauna (Sphingidae: Lepidoptera) of the caatinga, Northeast Brazil: a case study in the state of Rio Grande do Norte
Keywords: biology, botany, bryophytes, pteridophytes, tropical forests, Atlantic Forest, caatinga, dry forests, mycology, ethnobotany, medicinal plants, ecology, herbivory, myxomycetes, ethnoecology, environmental perception, zoology, invertebrates, marine invertebrates, marine biology, marine ecology, coral reefs, cnidarians, environmental management, waste management, composting, recycling, 3Rs, international conventions, environmental conventions, Rio conventions, biological diversity, climate change, desertification

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May 26, 2011

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