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Notion That Hox Genes Acquire New Roles Quickly, Without Compromising Old Ones
2014-03-19 21:55:48

It’s difficult to identify a single evolutionary novelty in the animal kingdom that has fascinated and intrigued mankind more than the lantern of the firefly.

2014-03-17 23:22:50

Glowing mobile photo booth launched by Colorado based design company – Snapden – at WPPI trade show in Las Vegas, NV.

2013-11-12 23:31:36

Come see them at the MEDICA show in Duesseldorf (Booth 16/D32-3). (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 It may not be a household name yet, but more and more organizations

2013-11-08 23:24:33

Musicians to benefit from new PageFlip product launched on Kickstarter. Woodmere, NY (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 A new programmable wireless foot pedal

New Firefly Species Discovered Delaware
2013-10-11 08:04:20

A Delaware professor has discovered a new firefly species among the Photuris genus while doing a survey of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

2013-08-13 23:04:57

Just One Day Left to Order the Firefly Pick and Help Creators Peter Holm and Brandon Williams Reach Their $40,000 Stretch Goal San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August


Latest Firefly Reference Libraries

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2005-09-09 08:49:52

The soldier beetles (Cantharidae) are relatively soft-bodied, straight-sided beetles. They are closely related to the Lampyridae, or firefly family. Some are important predators of aphids during their brief adulthood.

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2005-09-08 12:01:05

Fireflies, also known as lightning bugs, are nocturnal, luminous beetles of the family Lampyridae. These names come from the fact that some species as adults emit flashes of light to attract mates, using special light-emitting organs in the abdomen. The enzyme luciferase acts on luciferin to stimulate light emission. This reaction is of scientific interest, and genes coding for these substances have been spliced into many different organisms. Many species, especially in the genus Photinus,...

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2005-08-25 08:59:58

Photuris is a genus of "fireflies" (actually beetles in the family Lampyridae).

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