Latest Evolution of spiders Stories
Largest-ever study of spider genetics shows orb weaver spiders do not share common origins.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Spain and Croatia led an investigation into the peculiar lifestyle of numerous spider species, which live, feed, breed and â€˜walkâ€™ in an upside-down hanging position. According to their results, such â€˜unconventionalâ€™ enterprise drives a shape in spiders that confers high energy efficiency, as in oscillatory pendulums. These results will appear in this weekâ€™s issue of PLoS ONE.
A tiny piece of spider web, frozen in a drip of tree sap 110 million years ago, shows spiders that wove perfect orb webs evolved much earlier than had been believed, scientists reported on Thursday.
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