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The evolution of the web

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 | Cladistics, Phylogeny | Comments Off on The evolution of the web

ResearchBlogging.orgSpider web, that is.

This is an excellent example of the way systematic papers should be. In the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Blackledge and coworkers assembled a comprehensive data set for cladistic analysis of orb web spiders that includes six different molecular loci, 143 morphological characters and behavior in the form of characters derived from web architecture.

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