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The first Daddy-long-legs Genome and the evolution of legs in arachnids


Multiplexed fluorescent in situ hybridization showing staggered expression of the Hox genes Deformed (green), and Sex combs reduced (magenta) in an embryo daddy-long-legs (Phalangium opilio). Photo by Guilherme Gainett (Sharma Lab).


We are thrilled to know that our work has caught a lot of attention!

Our collaboration on the first genomic analysis of Phalangium opilio (Opiliones), co-first authored by students and postdocs from the Sharma lab and the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, is featured in Science, Nature, The New York Times, The Florida Times (here they mentioned our University), The Atlantic, New Scientist, Phys.org, and the cover of the journal.

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