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University of Wisconsin: Daddy longlegs got their long legs by reusing some old evolutionary tools

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The first genome of a daddy longlegs, sequenced by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers, is giving up clues to the evolution of the gangly appendages that give members of the order Opiliones their common name. Daddy longlegs, also known as harvestmen, are not “true” spiders, but close relatives. And they use their eight legs much differently […]