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About the journal


Basic information

The Brazilian Journal of Genetics - ISSN 0100-8455 - (which parallel title is Revista Brasileira de Genética) was published by the Sociedade Brasileira de Genética (Brazilian Genetics Society) from 1978 to 1997 , vol. 1 to vol. 20.

In 1998, the journal changes its title to Genetics and Molecular Biology - ISSN 1415-4757, but continues the sequence of numbering, therefore starting on March 1998, vol. 21, issue 1.

The objective of the Brazilian Journal of Genetics is to publish the results of original research in evolution and genetics and their application to the improvement of plants, animals and human well-being.

Review articles will also be published occasionally, by invitation.

Its recommended short title is Braz. J. Genet., that should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.


Indexed in

The Brazilian Journal of Genetics is abstracted or indexed in:

  • Current Contents / Life Sciences
  • Science Citation Index
  • Biological Abstracts
  • Excerpta Medica
  • Genetics Abstracts
  • Animal Breeding Abstracts
  • Plant Breeding Abstracts
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • Referativnyi Zhurnal (Abstracts Journal, Russia)
  • Periódica (México).



The sustaining members of the journal are:

  • Programa de Apoio a Publicações Científicas of the Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia (MCT), Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) and Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP)

  • Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)

  • Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (Universidade de São Paulo)

  • Fundação de Pesquisas Científicas de Ribeirão Preto (FUNPEC-RP).


Editorial Board


In 1998, the Brazilian Journal of Genetics - ISSN 0100-8455 - changes its title to Genetics and Molecular Biology - ISSN 1415-4757, but continues the sequence of numbering, therefore starting on March 1998, vol. 21, issue 1.



  • Editor
    Francisco A. Moura Duarte
    (Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil)
  • Assistant Editor
    Fábio de Melo Sene (Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil)
  • Technical Editor
    David De Jong (Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil)
  • Assistant Technical Editor
    Rita C. Pereira Lôbo (Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil)


Associate editors

  • Bernardo Beiguelman (Campinas, SP, Brazil)
  • Oswaldo Frota-Pessoa (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • Crodowaldo Pavan (Campinas, SP, Brazil)
  • Pedro Henrique Saldanha (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • Ernesto Paterniani (Piracicaba, SP, Brazil)
  • Warwick Estevam Kerr (Uberlândia, MG, Brazil)
  • João Lúcio de Azevedo (Piracicaba, SP, Brazil)
  • Francisco M. Salzano (Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil)


Review and mini-review editors

  • Genetics of microorganisms
    Sérgio O.P. da Costa (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • Human molecular genetics
    Sérgio D.J. Pena (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil)


Editorial board

  • Julian Adams (Ann Arbor, MI, USA)
  • J.C. Cabral Almeida (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil)
  • Darcy F. Almeida (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil)
  • Herbert N. Arst (London, UK)
  • John Ashby (Cheshire, UK)
  • P. Stephen Baenziger (Lincoln, NE, USA)
  • Nestor O. Bianchi (La Plata, Argentina)
  • Digamber Borgaonkar (Newark, DE, USA)
  • Martin Brendel (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Danko Brncic (Santiago, Chile)
  • James M. Cheverud (St. Louis, MO, USA)
  • James Coleman (S.J. do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil)
  • M.J. Collares-Pereira (Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Anita M. Collins (Weslaco, TX, USA)
  • A. Brito da Cunha (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • L.L. Darrah (Columbia, MO, USA)
  • Chella S. David (Rochester, MN, USA)
  • Scott K. Davis (College Station, TX USA)
  • Richard A. Deitrich (Denver, CO USA)
  • Máximo E. Drets (Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • John W. Dudley (Urbana, IL, USA)
  • Eugene J. Eisen (Raleigh, NC, USA)
  • B.R. Elejalde (Milwaukee, WI, USA)
  • Mauricio A. Elzo (Gainesville, FL, USA)
  • Newton Freire-Maia (Curitiba, PR, Brazil)
  • C.O. Gardner (Lincoln, NE, USA)
  • J.M. Gentile (Holland, MI, USA)
  • Daniel Gianola (Madison, MI, USA)
  • David V. Glover (West Lafayette, IN, USA)
  • Lewis J. Greene (Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil)
  • M. Grindle (Sheffield, UK)
  • Fields C. Gunsett (Burlington, IN, USA)
  • Arnel R. Hallauer (Ames, IA, USA)
  • W.D. Hamilton (Oxford, UK)
  • Phillip C. Hanawalt (Stanford, CA, USA)
  • Stephen A. Harris (Oxford, UK)
  • M.S. Hawbaker (Galena, MD, USA)
  • J.S. Heslop-Harrison (Norwich, UK)
  • H.F. Hoenigsberg (Bogotá, Colombia)
  • Howard R. Hubbell (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
  • L. Iannuzzi (Naples, Italy)
  • Blaine Johnson (Lincoln, NE, USA)
  • Rodger K. Johnson (Lincoln, NE, USA)
  • S. Kakati (Buffalo, NY, USA)
  • Lynn M. King (Coral Gables, FL, USA)
  • Henrique Krieger (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • Alan L. Kriz (Mystic, CT, USA)
  • Juan-Ramón Lacadena (Madrid, Spain)
  • Francisco J.S. Lara (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • Robert Roger Lebel (Elmhurst, IL, USA)
  • A. Lowenthal (Antwerp, Belguim)
  • John A. Lucas (Bristol, UK)
  • Eric D. Lynch (Seattle, WA, USA)
  • Ben T. McDaniel (Raleigh, NC, USA)
  • Marina Meixner (Oberursel, Germany)
  • C.D. Michener (Lawrence, KS, USA)
  • J.B. de Miranda Filho (Piracicaba, SP, Brazil)
  • Grant Montgomery (Dunedin, New Zealand)
  • Newton E. Morton (Southampton, UK)
  • A.T. Natarajan (Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • Daniel Nickrent (Carbondale, IL, USA)
  • David I. Nielsen (Davis, CA, USA)
  • Günter Obe (Essen, Germany)
  • Susumo Ohno (Duarte, CA, USA)
  • Ettore Olmo (Ancona, Italy)
  • J.M. Opitz (Helena, MT, USA)
  • Paulo A. Otto (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • Robert E. Page (Davis, CA, USA)
  • Marcos Palatnik (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil)
  • Reid G. Palmer (Ames, IA, USA)
  • Howard C. Passmore (Piscataway, NJ, USA)
  • A.H. Paterson (College Station, TX, USA)
  • Sen Pathak (Houston, TX, USA)
  • Larry R. Pease (Rochester, MN, USA)
  • John Peberdy (Nottingham, UK)
  • Jesús C. Perez (Málaga, Spain)
  • André L.P. Perondini (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • Jeffrey R. Powell (New Haven, CT, USA)
  • Petr Rab (Libechov, Czech Republic)
  • Richard L. Roehrdans (Fargo, ND, USA)
  • Roger N. Rosenberg (Dallas, TX, USA)
  • Max F. Rothschild (Ames, IA, USA)
  • Alfredo Ruiz (Bellatera, Spain)
  • Joe C. Rutledge (Seattle, WA, USA)
  • Sheila N. Sait (Buffalo, NY, USA)
  • Carlos F. Salinas (Charleston, SC, USA)
  • K.L. Satya-Prakash (Augusta, GA, USA)
  • Hector Seuanéz (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil)
  • W.S. Sheppard (Pullman, WA, USA)
  • Andrew J.G. Simpson (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • Luciana Sola (Roma, Italy)
  • Clyde Stormont (Woodland, CA, USA)
  • A. Stratil (Libechov,Czech Republic)
  • Grant R. Sutherland (N. Adelaide, Australia)
  • C.S. Takahashi (Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil)
  • Alan R. Templeton (St. Louis, MO, USA)
  • Héctor F. Terenzi (Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil)
  • Guilhermo Thode (Málaga, Spain)
  • G. Turner (Sheffield, UK)
  • L.D. Van Vleck (Lincoln, NE, USA)
  • A.A. Van Zeeland (Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • Michel Vekemans (Paris, France)
  • Alberto Veloso (Santiago, Chile)
  • Roland Vencovsky (Piracicaba, SP, Brazil)
  • A.M. Vianna-Morgante (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • Y. Yonenaga-Yassuda (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • Larry D. Young (Clay Center, NE USA)
  • James R. Walker (Austin, TX, USA)
  • Bruce Wallace (Blacksburg, VA, USA)
  • Marvin Wasserman (Flushing, NY, USA)
  • Charles J. Wilcox (Gainesville, FL, USA)
  • M.A. Zago (Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil)
  • Mayana Zatz (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • Lev A. Zhivotovsky (Moscow, Russia)


Instructions to authors


Scope and policy

In 1998, the Brazilian Journal of Genetics - ISSN 0100-8455 - changes its title to Genetics and Molecular Biology - ISSN 1415-4757, but continues the sequence of numbering, therefore starting on March 1998, vol. 21, issue 1.

There is no page charge for the journal. For each paper 100 reprints will be supplied automatically at cost. No additional copies can be supplied.

It is a fundamental condition that submitted manuscripts have not been and will not simultaneously be published elsewhere. With the acceptance of a manuscript for publication, the publishers acquire full and exclusive copyright for all languages and countries. Unless special permission has been granted by the publishers, no photographic reproductions, microform or any other reproduction of a similar nature may be made of the journal, of individual contributions contained therein or of extracts therefrom.

The use of registered names, trademarks, etc. in this publication does not imply, even in the absence of a specific statement, that such names are exempt from the relevant protective laws and regulations and therefore free for general use.

The journal is issued every three months, according to the material received. As a rule, four issues constitute one volume.


Submission of papers

1. Papers should be submitted in English. Manuscripts should be typed double spaced with side margins 2.5 cm wide, on good quality paper, and submitted in triplicate (original and two copies), including figures, drawings on draft paper, etc. All copies of figures, especially photos, should be of good quality.

2. The manuscript should be assembled in the following order, with all pages numbered consecutively:

  • title page, abstract, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, summary in Portuguese (a translation of the abstract will be provided by the Journal for non-Portuguese- speaking authors), references, figure legends, and tables.

The title page should include:

  • title of paper
  • name(s) of author(s)
  • institute where the work was carried out
  • running title (not to exceed 72 letters and spaces)
  • any footnotes to the title
  • address to which proofs should be sent.

3. The bibliography should include only works referred to in the text. It should be arranged in alphabetical order under the first author’s name.

References should be cited as follows: journal papers - names and initials of all authors, year, full title, journal abbreviated according to Index Medicus, volume number, first and last page numbers; books - names of authors, year, full title, edition, publishers, place; articles published in symposia - names of authors, year, full title of book, name(s) of editor(s) in parentheses, publisher, place, first and last page numbers.


Searle, S.R. (1961). Variance components in the unbalanced 2-way nested design. Ann. Math. Statist. 32: 1161-1166.

Comstock, R.E., Kelleher, T. and Morrow, E.B. (1958). Genetic variation in an asexual species, the garden strawberry. Genetics 43: 634-646.

Mather, K. (1949). Biometrical Genetics. Methuen, London.

Rhoades, M.M. (1968). Studies on the cytological basis of crossing over. In: Replication and Recombination of Genetic Material (Peacock, W.J. and Brock, R.D., eds.). Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, pp. 229-241.

4. References in the text should include the name of the author and the year in parentheses, e.g. (Searle, 1961) or (King and Wilson, 1975). When a paper with more than two authors is cited, only the first author is named, e.g. (Comstock et al., 1958).

5. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively, with the exception of footnotes to the title or to formulae, which should be indicated by asterisks.

6. Tables should be numbered in Roman numerals and figures in Arabic numerals.

7. Manuscripts should be sent to the Editor at the address below.

Thesis Abstracts

Thesis abstracts should be submitted in English and in the original language (if the author is not a native speaker). Bibliographic data (original title, year, institution, address, number of pages and major (orienting) professor) should be included.


Sociedade Brasileira de Genética Rua Capitão Adelmio Norberto da Silva, 736, 14025-670 Ribeirão Preto SP - Brazil, Tel. / Fax: +55 16 621.8540, 620.1251, 620.1253 - Ribeirão Preto - SP - Brazil