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Sarah Sander

Sarah Sander

Cornell University

Postdoctoral Associate

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I loved Abner's talk at the last Firefly Symposium. Thank you for letting him know.
May 29, 2016
Illuminating the firefly genome
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Thank you so much Colette! Glow on! Do you have a website?
May 29, 2016
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We are excited too! The possibilities are endless!
May 20, 2016
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To go along with Tim's comment, in a preliminary study, sequencing of washed firefly thorax (of a different, but related species) resulted in only 1.1% percent microbial/viral contaminants. So washing is a great idea!
Apr 11, 2016
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Interestingly, Photinus pyralis adults are not known to eat, though they seem to consume water when kept in the lab. Larvae, on the other hand, are voracious predators and prey upon snails and earthworms in the soil.
Apr 11, 2016
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Hi Misha, Both Amanda Larracuente and I have tried this- laying is no problem in the lab, but it is difficult to get the larvae through the first few instars. We are still working on it.
Apr 11, 2016
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Hi Misha, Our genome size estimate was obtained with flow cytometry of propidium iodide stained nuclei from neural tissue in collaboration with Spencer Johnston at Texas A&M (see Tim's link below).
Apr 11, 2016
Illuminating the firefly genome
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