About the Authors

Stacey L Edwards

Affiliation Genetic Models of Disease Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Nicole K Charlie

Affiliation Genetic Models of Disease Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Marie C Milfort

Affiliation Genetic Models of Disease Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Brandon S Brown

Affiliation Genetic Models of Disease Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Christen N Gravlin

Affiliation Genetic Models of Disease Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Jamie E Knecht

Affiliation Genetic Models of Disease Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Kenneth G Miller

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: millerk@omrf.org

Affiliation Genetic Models of Disease Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

SLE ran the genetic screen and mapped the mutations. SLE, MCM, and BSB isolated most of the lite-1 mutants, although all authors found Lite mutants. SLE and NKC did most of the live animal assays and produced the DNA constructs and transgenic strains, with contributions from MCM and BSB. KGM discovered the light response, designed the experiments, obtained video and fluorescence images, and wrote the paper.