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Photinus pyralis

Summary

Resource Type
Organism
Genus
Photinus
Species
pyralis
Common Name
Common eastern firefly
Description

Photinus pyralis, known by the common names common eastern firefly and big dipper firefly, is the most common species of firefly in North America. P. pyralis is a flying and light-producing beetle with a light organ on the ventral side of its abdomen. This organism is sometimes incorrectly classified as Photuris pyralis, which likely results from mistaking the similar-sounding genus Photuris.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photinus_pyralis

Publication
Fallon TR, Lower SE, Chang CH, Bessho-Uehara M, Martin GJ, Bewick AJ, Behringer M, Debat HJ, Wong I, Day JC, Suvorov A, Silva CJ, Stanger-Hall KF, Hall DW, Schmitz RJ, Nelson DR, Lewis SM, Shigenobu S, Bybee SM, Larracuente AM, Oba Y, Weng JK. Firefly genomes illuminate parallel origins of bioluminescence in beetles.. eLife. 2018 10 16; 7.
Organism Image
Image Credit
common eastern firefly (Photinus pyralis) by Jessica Louque, Smithers Viscient, Bugwood.org licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

Analysis

NameProgramDate Constructed
NCBI Photinus pyralis Annotation Release 100NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation PipelineOct 28th, 2019
Photinus pyralis genome assembly Ppyr1.3 (GCF_008802855.1)MaSuRCAFeb 1st, 2021

Assembly Stats

Contig N50
170,308
Scaffold N50
47,017,841
GC Content
36.4

Other Information

Community Contact
Sarah Lower|sel025@bucknell.edu
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