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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.