Multimedia Feature: Unusual labmates: Lighting up the lab

Credit: Radim Schreiber /

August 27, 2019

Tags: Weng Lab Evolution + DevelopmentGenetics + Genomics

Unusual Labmates is a multimedia series exploring some of the uncommon species used for research at Whitehead Institute. This entry features fireflies, including the American species Photinus pyralis and the Japanese species Aquatica lateralis, which graduate student Tim Fallon in Whitehead Insitute Member Jing-Ke Weng's lab is using to better understand the ability to emit light.

Click here to experience a multimedia story about firefliesincluding how Whitehead Institute researchers rear them in the lab and what researchers hope to learn from investigating their biology.

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