Mollusks from the Indian Ocean

Two new species of Murex S.S. (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Muricidae) from the northern Indian Ocean were observed by Roland Houart, Research Associate from Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique. Recent Breviora articles such as Houart's can be found on the MCZ website.

Journey to Brazil with Burkhardt

The Burkhardt collection celebrates the work of Agassiz's principal artist, Jacques Burkhardt. Burkhardt’s zoological drawings can be found in the Ernst Mayr Library (MCZ) Artwork Collection and his landscapes are in VIA.

The Ernst Mayr Library Turns 150!

In 1861 Louis Agassiz established the Library, later to be named in honor of Ernst Mayr, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, and Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. To learn more about the library's history, click here.

Visiting the Ernst Mayr Library

The Ernst Mayr Library is a user-focused environment that provides students and faculty with a place to research, learn, explore, contemplate, study and interact with historical materials and new research. The library welcome's Harvard's science community to stop by for a visit.

Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Ernst Mayr Library is a founding member of the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) project which is digitizing the legacy literature of biodiversity for open access.  Learn more here and check out the BHL Blog.

The Encyclopedia of Life

E.O Wilson accepted the TED Prize in 2007 which awards $100,000 towards "one wish to change the world." Wilson's wish? "...that we will work together to create a key tool we need to inspire preservation of earth's biodiversity: The Encyclopedia of Life."

Four New Species Documented

The Siro boyerae sp. nov. (pictured above), Siro calaveras sp. nov., Siro clousi sp. nov., and Siro shasta, have been documented and described by Harvard's own G. Giribet and biologist W. Shear in the current edition of the Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Read it on BioOne.

C. elegans embryo morphogenesis

This is a C. elegans embryo undergoing morphogenesis, stained for polarized markers of epithelia. The white staining is against a junctional protein called DLG-1/Discs Large and marks adherens junctions of the foregut, midgut, and hindgut. The red stain is against LAM-3/Laminin and marks the basement membrane. DAPI (blue) marks nuclei. Check out more of the Mango Lab's publications here.

The Mouse Vomeronasal Organ

This image shows a cellular diversity in the mouse vomeronasal organ. A spectrum of colors highlights sensory neurons harboring different receptors, each detecting social or defensive cues. The study was recently published in the journal Nature. Read about the groundbreaking study in the Harvard Gazette and check out other publications by the Dulac Lab here.

Glimpse at E.coli nucleoids

E.coli nucleoids visualized with HU-mCherry from a pair of just-separated sister cells growing in a microfluidic channel. Click to learn more about research at the Kleckner Lab.

One Day Old Zebrafish Embryo

This image shows a one day old zebrafish embryo viewed from the side. The head is on the left and the tail is on the right. Different cell types are labeled by the “Brainbow” method,  where random mixing of three fluorescent proteins (red, green, and blue) results in a wide variety of colors. This image is a montage of several confocal images taken at the imaging facility at the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University. Click to learn more about research at the Schier Lab.

Cell death in a dying spider embryo

This image shows cell death in a dying spider embryo that failed to develop after gastrulation. Nuclei and fragments thereof are labeled in blue, Microtubules in green and cells undergoing apoptosis are stained in red with an antibody against cleaved caspase 3. Check out more research happening at the Extavour Lab.

C. elegans embryo

This image is of a stained C. elegans embryo with body wall muscle in green and nuclei in blue. You can find more of the Mango Lab's publications here.

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