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Fruit fly research leads to potential drug for debilitating diseases caused by parasitic worms -
Sullivan, a professor of molecular, cell, and developmental biology at UC Santa Cruz, has spent much of his career studying the basic biology of the cell cycle in the fruit fly Drosophila. To study the interactions of Wolbachia with its insect hosts ...

'18 Keene State Biology Grad Heading To Harvard and Mass General - Keene State College

Keene State College
After studying regenerative properties in planarian worms with Biology professor Dr. Jason Pellettieri, Keene State biology graduate, Haley Zanga '18, is moving on to work in a lab run by Harvard and Mass General Hospital. The new alumna will join Dr ...

The chatter of birds, frogs, monkeys, and bugs may illuminate the evolution of human language - Quartz

If you listen closely to the sound of birds chirping, you'll hear that they're taking turns. The same goes for croaking frogs and dolphin whistles. Fireflies flirt in alternating flashes, called “courtship dialogues.” And monkey parents will refuse to ...

Fireflies And Glow-Worms

Oxfordshire - United Kingdom

An introduction to the bioluminescence, anatomy, taxonomy, life cycle, evolution and conservation of fireflies and glow-worms (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Mainly focused on European beetles this site also includes additional information on Phengodidae and Elateridae as well as presenting useful information on the genetics and evolution of beetle luciferase and luciferin.

Phengodidae: Glow-worms, Railroad Worms
United States

Photographs and information on these beetles, their distribution, description, biology and behavior.

United States

Information about the fly Arachnocampa flava and its bioluminescent larva, both of which are being studied at the Springbrook Research Centre in Australia.

United States

Photographs and information from the Underwater Field Guide to Ross Island and McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.

Fireflies in Houston
United States

Firefly facts by Donald Burger, who wants to bring fireflies back to Houston.

Fireflies of East Tennessee
United States

The unique, synchronized firefly Photinus carolinus of the Smoky Mountains.

UK Glow Worm Survey
United Kingdom

Solely to gather information about a fascinating insect, Lampyris noctiluca, that most people don't even realize exists in Britain.

Global Owl Project, The (GLOW)
United States

Worldwide project initiative to resolve the foundational aspects of taxonomy and conservation for the world's owls. Programs involve DNA analysis and formulating an owl species distribution map.

United States

Article by Wim van Egmond introducing oligochaetes, flatworms and nematodes with several photographs.

Bristle Worms and their Larvae
United States

Article by Wim van Egmond on the life cycle and development of these marine worms, nicely illustrated.

Gordiacea: Horsehair Worms
United States

Photograph of these worms, also known as cabbagehair, gordiid or gordian worms, with information on their habitat, identification and life cycle.