Genetic Researchers Extract, Sequence DNA from Spider Webs

Using black widow spiders, a team of scientists has successfully extracted, amplified, and sequenced mitochondrial DNA from spider webs that identified both spider and prey to species. The team, led by Dr Charles Xu of the University of Notre Dame, used three black widow spiders (Latrodectus spp.) fed with house crickets (Acheta domesticus) to noninvasively [...] —> Read More