Tim Fallon

Tim Fallon

Oct 28, 2016

Group 6 Copy 656
0
Please wait...

About This Project

Fireflies! These silent fireworks on warm summer nights fill us with wonder. But so much about these fascinating critters remains shrouded in mystery. Our team of biologists has joined forces to sequence the genome of the Big Dipper Firefly, Photinus pyralis. This project has the potential to foster important advances in bioscience and medicine, will illuminate how a complex trait like light production evolves, and will help guide future efforts to conserve disappearing firefly populations.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Can cattle ventilate effectively while tilted in a chute and receiving veterinary care?

Cattle are commonly presented to veterinarians for routine and emergent medical procedures. Lower limbs...

Do fungi exposed to toxic waste produce novel antimicrobial agents?

We've discovered a few new mushrooms thriving in this harsh environment of land-disposed sewage sludge in...

Biological Diversity on a Northeast Ohio College Campus

"Biodiversity" describes how many and what kind of organisms live in a place. It is an important measure...

Backer Badge Funded

A biology project funded by 90 people