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Spiders Use Leg Genes to Make Their Heads

News   Mar 27, 2018 | Original Story by Kelly April Tyrrell for the University of Wisconsin-Madison

 
Spiders Use Leg Genes to Make Their Heads

University of Wisconsin–Madison Professor of Integrative Biology, Prashant Sharma, shows off a preserved sea spider recovered from the deep sea in Antarctica. While not true spiders, they belong to a subphylum of animals called Chelicerata and are a close relative of spiders and scorpions. Sharma studies the evolution of arthropods and arachnids. Credit: Kelly April Tyrrell

 
 
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