Firefly genomes illuminate parallel origins of bioluminescence in beetles

eLife7.70
Volume: 7
Published: Oct 16, 2018
Abstract
Fireflies and their luminous courtships have inspired centuries of scientific study. Today firefly luciferase is widely used in biotechnology, but the evolutionary origin of bioluminescence within beetles remains unclear. To shed light on this long-standing question, we sequenced the genomes of two firefly species that diverged over 100 million-years-ago: the North American Photinus pyralis and Japanese Aquatica lateralis. To compare...
Paper Details
Title
Firefly genomes illuminate parallel origins of bioluminescence in beetles
Published Date
Oct 16, 2018
Journal
Volume
7
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