Tim Fallon

Tim Fallon

May 24, 2016

Group 6 Copy 260
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

    How do cataracts form and how can they be prevented?

    Cataract is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. The lens in our eye is important for focusing images sharply...

    The Development of Non-iridescent Structurally Colored Material Inspired by Tarantula Hairs.

    Many vibrant colors in nature are produced by nanostructures rather than pigments. But their application is...

    Backer Badge Funded

    A biology project funded by 90 people