• World's most venomous spiders are actually cousins

    One year ago - By Phys.org

    Two groups of highly venomous spiders might be seeing more of each other at family reunions. A new study led by San Diego State University biologist Marshal Hedin has found that two lineages of dangerous arachnids found in Australia-long classified as distantly related in the official taxonomy-are, in fact, relatively close cousins. The findings could help in the development of novel antivenoms, as well as point to new forms of insecticides.
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