Tim Fallon

Tim Fallon

May 10, 2016

Group 6 Copy 83
2
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 have genetics of African Lions changed over the last century?

In this study, we will compare genetic information from 100-year-old lions preserved in museums to modern lions...

Can Data Management Tools Improve Research Efficiency and Reproducibility?

Scientists are generating data at unprecedented rates, but our data management methods have yet to evolve accordingly...

Backer Badge Funded

A biology project funded by 90 people