Tim Fallon

Tim Fallon

May 24, 2016

Group 6 Copy 278
-1
    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

    Impact of Soylent Consumption on Human Microbiome Composition

    As students carry out their busy lifestyles, many are turning to inexpensive and convenient drink based...

    Creating a neural network that classifies Dinoflagellate species

    I think we have the technology to develop an artificial intelligence model that can differentiate between...

    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...

    Backer Badge Funded

    A biology project funded by 90 people