MSc. Wesley de Melo Rangel, Ph.D.

Job Position: Research Scientist - Department of soil microbiology

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Phone: +420 387 77 5775 (office), 5776, 5786
Room: NB 317



01/08/2011 - 11/09/2015 Split-site Ph.D Agricultural Microbiology at Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Research Supervisor: Fatima Maria de Souza Moreira, and Biology at Hasselt University, Belgium, Research Supervisors: Jaco Vangronsveld and Nele Weyens. Dissertation title: Metal Tolerant Bacteria with Plant-Growth Promoting Traits Isolated from Mining Areas.

03/08/2009 - 02/08/2011 M.Sc. Soil Science at Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Research Supervisors: Cláudio Roberto Fônseca Sousa Soares and Fatima Maria de Souza Moreira. Dissertation title: Symbiosis of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and rhizobia with legume species in arsenic contaminated soil.

01/02/2004 - 20/12/2007 B.Sc. Biology at Formiga University Center, Formiga, Minas Gerais, Brazil


Investigations on Soil Microbiology, Agricultural Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Plant-Soil Microbes Interactions, and Microbiomes.


Pastore M, Rangel WM, Giulietti AM. (2018). Flora das cangas da Serra dos Carajás, Pará, Brasil: Apodanthaceae. Rodriguesia, 69, 1049-1053.

Ferreira, PAA, Tiecher T, Tiecher TL, Rangel WM, Soares CRFS, Deuner Sidnei, Tarouco CP, Giachini AJ, Nicoloso FT, Brunetto G, Coronas MV, Ceretta CA. (2018). Effects of Rhizophagus clarus and P availability in the tolerance and physiological response of Mucuna cinereum to copper. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 122, 46-56.

Schneider J, Bundschuh J, Rangel WM, Guilherme LRG. (2017). Potential of different AM fungi (native from As-contaminated and uncontaminated soils) for supporting Leucaena leucocephala growth in As-contaminated soil. Environmental Pollution, 224, 125-135.

Rangel WM, Longatti SMO, Ferreira PAA, Bonaldi DS, Guimarães AA, Thijs S, Weyens N, Vangronsveld J, Moreira FMS. (2017). Leguminosae native nodulating bacteria from a gold mine As-contaminated soil: multi-resistance to trace elements, and possible role in plant growth and mineral nutrition. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 19, 925-936.

Abbamondi GR, Tommonaro G, Weyens N, Thijs S, Sillen W, Gkorezis P, Iodice C, De Melo Rangel W, Nicolaus B, Vangronsveld J. (2016). Plant growth-promoting effects of rhizospheric and endophytic bacteria associated with different tomato cultivars and new tomato hybrids. Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture, 3 (1), doi:10.1186/s40538-015-0051-3.

Rangel WM, Thijs S, Moreira FMS, Weyens N, Vangronsveld J, Van Hamme JD, Bottos EM, Rineau F. (2016). Draft Genome Sequence of Mesorhizobium sp. UFLA 01-765, a Multitolerant, Efficient Symbiont and Plant Growth-Promoting Strain Isolated from Zn-Mining Soil Using Leucaena leucocephala as a Trap Plant. Genome Announcements, 4 (2) e00050-16.

Lopes G, Ferreira PAA, Pereira FG, Curi N, Rangel WM, Guilherme LRG. (2016). Beneficial Use of Industrial By-Products for Phytoremediation of an Arsenic-Rich Soil from a Gold Mining Area. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 18 (8) 777-784.

Rangel WM, Thijs S, Janssen J, Oliveira Longatti SM, Bonaldi DS, Ribeiro PR, Jambon I, Eevers N, Weyens N, Vangronsveld J, Moreira FMS. Native rhizobia from Zn-mining soil promotes the growth of Leucaena leucocephala on contaminated soil. International Journal of Phytoremediation, doi:10.1080/15226514.2016.1207600.

Florentino LA, Guimaraes AA, Silva JS, Rangel WM, Duque Jaramillo PM, Moreira FMS. (2015). GENETIC AND PHENOTYPIC DIVERSITY OF Azorhizobium doebereinerae STRAINS. Enciclopédia Biosfera, 11 (21), 1129-1139.

Rangel WM, Schneider J, Costa ETS, Soares CRFS, Guilherme LRG, Moreira FMS. (2014). Phytoprotective Effect of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Species Against Arsenic Toxicity in Tropical Leguminous Species. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 16 (7-12), 840-858.

Santos JV, Melo Rangel W, Azarias Guimarães A, Duque Jaramillo PM, Rufini M, Marra LM, Varón López M, Pereira Da Silva MA, Fonsêca Sousa Soares CR, Souza Moreira FM. (2013). Soil biological attributes in arsenic-contaminated gold mining sites after revegetation. Ecotoxicology, 22 (10), 1526-1537.

Schneider J, Labory CRG, Rangel WM, Alves E, Guilherme LRG. (2013). Anatomy and ultrastructure alterations of Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) inoculated with mycorrhizal fungi in response to arsenic-contaminated soil. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 262, 1245-1258.



Biology Centre CAS
Institute of Soil Biology
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370 05 České Budějovice

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