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PARWANOO:Diwali was celebrated with gaiety at St Vivekanand Millennium School, The unidentified vehicle driver fled the spot,C. who co-led one of the studies Instead of using the usual small set of DNA markers both teams compared hundreds of genes from up to 40 spider species to build a family tree that included all the web builders Contrary to earlier studies the analyses divided orb weavers the many spider species that make the classic spiral webs and cobwebs into two groupings and put them on very different branches of the tree Orb weavers that produce fuzzy sticky fibers called cribellate silk ended up in a part of the tree that includes many spiders that don’t make webs at all whereas orb weavers that make a viscid silk are on their own branch That unexpected breakup has two possible explanations Either the behaviors body structures and materials used in weaving webs evolved twice or web capabilities evolved much earlier in a common ancestor of both branches and were lost in many species on the cribellate web weavers’ branch Bond who led the other study thinks it is more likely that orb weaving evolved only once in a common ancestor In a later study comparing almost 3400 active genes in 70 spider species Bond’s team found that mostly webless ground-dwelling arachnids such as wolf spiders and jumping spiders diversified much more quickly than web weavers perhaps because they were able to exploit a plethora of new opportunities once they no longer had to build and tend webs "Once we get rid of the orb web that’s where we see some of the biggest bursts of speciation" Bond says Called ogre-faced spiders because of their looks these gangly arachnids are also known as net-casting spiders for their hunting technique EMANUELE BIGGI/MINDEN PICTURES This diversification occurred about 100 million years ago he and his colleagues reported 16 February 2016 in PeerJ around the same time as an explosion of nonflying insects that could serve as prey for ground-based spiders Such genetic comparisons Bond says "are transforming our understanding of spider evolution" Spider biologists expect to learn still more from complete genomes But spider genomes "have been a hard nut to crack" says Jessica Garb an evolutionary biologist and geneticist at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell The genomes are big—some surpass the human genome—and full of repetitive DNA Moreover spiders are not closely related to most of the other animals whose genomes have already been sequenced making it difficult to use those references to piece together and analyze spider genomes And overall there’s never been a lot of funding available for spider research Whereas for some animal groups—such as birds—hundreds of genomes have been sequenced only four spider genomes have been even partially deciphered Evolutionary biologist Trine Bilde at Aarhus University in Denmark spearheaded the first genome project as part of her research into the boom and bust lives of the African social velvet spider Stegodyphus mimosarum This species lives in nests with up to 1000 individuals mostly females spinning dense meter-sized webs capable of snaring 15-centimeter-long grasshoppers The spiders are homebodies and therefore tend to breed only within their colony That habit plus evidence that colonies sometimes die out very quickly suggested that they might be highly inbred lacking the genetic variation that shields other organisms against such die-offs Yet the species also thrives in a wide range of temperatures and humidity Bilde thought the velvet spider’s genome would hold clues to the animal’s social behavior and its odd mix of resilience and fragility so her team and the Chinese sequencing giant BGI set out to sequence its DNA and for comparison that of a tarantula The researchers expected that inbreeding—which reduces genetic variation between individuals—would make the social velvet spider’s genome easier to complete To their surprise and dismay the genome turned out to contain long stretches of noncoding and repetitive DNA which made it difficult to piece together the short reads produced by the sequencing machine The tarantula genome was even worse—twice as large and even richer in duplicated regions Drawing on significant computer power however they were finally able to stitch together the social velvet spider’s genome although they could not assemble a satisfying version of the tarantula’s These genomes are only starting to be plumbed for insight on the velvet spider’s social behavior and its adaptability Bilde’s team also plans to study populations of velvet spiders living in different environments to check whether changes in their microbiome or so-called epigenetic changes—chemical modifications of DNA—help the animals cope with varied and changing conditions Meanwhile these first genomes—together with less ambitious molecular studies—are yielding a different payoff: They are helping break open silk and venom research Cheryl Hayashi a spider silk geneticist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is among the researchers thrilled by what she is learning about the molecular diversity of these substances "I feel like I am so fortunate to be working at this time" she says When the labyrinth spider senses vibrations it rushes out to catch prey and then retreats into its homespun tunnel ALEX HYDE/MINDEN PICTURES Silk genes which code for extremely large proteins with stretches of amino acids that repeat many times are themselves long and full of repetitive DNA that’s hard to decipher But the velvet spider genome together with that of the orb weaver and the house spider has exposed an unexpected variety of silk genes—"a lot more than we thought" Coddington says Researchers had already identified two genes for the class of silk known as major ampullate which forms the superstrong dragline threads that anchor webs and are the inspiration for a major effort to make spider silk commercially (see p 293) The social velvet spider’s genome however revealed 10 genes just for that one kind of silk and nine other genes for additional silk proteins In search of more Hayashi embarked on one of the other genome efforts Early in her career she had cloned the Flag gene which codes for flagelliform silk the elastic filament that orb weavers use in the insect-capturing spirals of their webs The task took many months and was "not for the faint of heart" Hayashi recalls So she was happy to join with Benjamin Voight from the University of Pennsylvania Ingi Agnarsson from the University of Vermont in Burlington and others to decipher and characterize the genome of the golden orb-weaver (Nephila clavipes) The genome the group reported online on 1 May in Nature Genetics contains 28 silk genes eight of them new to science "In the past we thought we could define all the silk genes in one species that there would be a handful and we could say ‘This is the gene for a particular kind of silk’" Hayashi says "But it turns out that it’s not that simple" Not only is there no one-to-one correlation between genes and silk types but some silk genes seem to have gained entirely different functions One of the orb weaver’s silk genes is even expressed in the spider’s venom gland Hayashi and her colleagues are now building on the genetic studies to learn how spiders make their silk The typical orb weaving spider has many silk glands divided into seven types; each type of gland produces a specific mixture of proteins which forms a distinctive type of silk when it is extruded through one of the spider’s spinnerets Hayashi and her colleagues have recently identified which silk genes are active in each of the golden orb-weaver’s seven types of glands They have also looked for the activity of similar genes in the silk glands and other tissues of cobweb-weaving spiders a subset of orb weavers that build 3D webs instead of flat ones They discovered 209 potential silk and glue components the team reported on 21 August in Scientific Reports "It’s mind boggling" Hayashi says The newly deciphered genes help explain the molecular basis of spider silk properties The silk genes contain short stretches of DNA called motifs that vary between species in number and in their exact sequence By comparing the genetic differences with differences in silk properties Hayashi’s team has found that those motifs appear to influence strength elasticity and other features Sorting out this complexity may help bioengineers better understand and ultimately harness silk’s remarkable strength and flexibility "In these sequences there are answers to questions such as ‘How do spiders keep the silk liquid at extremely high concentrations in the body’" Hayashi notes "It’s hard for biochemists to do this" For example she and others found that the silk glands contain nonsilk proteins that may serve as molecular chaperones to help with production of the fiber For researchers trying to make artificial silks these findings are a gold mine "All of a sudden we can do molecular genetics of silk" Coddington says "The door is open" The door has also flown open for the similarly complex world of spider venoms which may offer compounds useful for controlling insects or relieving pain "Venom cocktails are really rich; they can have up to 1000 different chemicals and the mix varies a lot" says Greta Binford an evolutionary biologist at Lewis & Clark College in Portland Oregon who studies the unusual tissue-destroying properties of the venom of the brown recluse spider (People who are bitten can develop gangrene so serious they can lose a limb) The new genomes and follow-up protein studies she notes "give us more confidence that we’re capturing a comprehensive set of venoms" Australia’s tiny peacock spiders wiggle their colorful abdomens to attract mates ADAM FLETCHER/MINDEN PICTURES Even before the recent genome work researchers had characterized some of the components of black widow venom identifying two seemingly unique families of proteins: latrotoxins which act on neurons; and latrodectins whose role in venom remains unclear (Both are named for the black widow genus Latrodectus) The black widow genome likely contains genes for many more toxins but it has proven exceptionally hard to piece all of its DNA sequences together So she and her colleagues have instead looked for venom genes in the genome of a close Latrodectus relative the common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum which was reported on 31 July in BMC Biology by a team headed by Alistair McGregor of Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom Although a house spider’s bite is not as painful as the black widow’s Garb and her colleagues were surprised to find that its venom is seething with latrotoxins—47 in all they revealed on 16 February in BMC Genomics All differ from those known in black widow venom The finding "suggests [that spider family] is evolving in a very dynamic way" Garb says For example black widows make α-latrotoxin which specifically attacks vertebrate nerve cells but the house spider does not This toxin may have evolved in black widows because they are big enough to build webs capable of ensnaring small lizards and other prey with backbones Garb suggests The analysis also supports the provocative idea that members of Latrodectus got their neurotoxins when a bacterium invaded their ancestor’s cells and left behind some of its DNA Combing through a genome database revealed that the closest known matches to the house spider’s latrotoxin genes are bacterial genes "Understanding the dynamics of venom evolution will help us refine not only our searches for new drugs and therapies but also our understanding of how evolution generates chemical novelties" Binford says Among spiders silk and venom stand out as two key chemical novelties But spiders have other impressive and unique adaptations Peacock spiders and other jumping spiders use internal hydraulic pumps rather than leg muscles to leap 30 times their body length Spitting spiders spew silky glue from their venom glands to pin down other larger spiders for a killing bite to the leg African sand spiders can survive a year with no food or water The size and complexity of spider genomes means that new sequences and revelations about such traits will be slow in coming But like the patient predators they study spider researchers are willing to wait The rewards of genomics will come in time they say "Spider systematics spider evolution and ecology even spider behavior have lagged for many years because [of ] the genomic complexities" Bond says "That’s changed Arachnology is starting to reach a level of maturity" *Correction 2 November 2:30 pm: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described the silk by some orb weavers as woolly when viscid is accurateWritten by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Published: September 17 2009 3:08 am Related News For Manoj Tiwarythe upcoming season should be the one to resurrect his chequered careera national selector feels that way The Bengal middle-order batsmanwho has been picked for the Irani Cup and Challengershas quite a job at hand to be a serious contender for the top level once again The last season didnt go too well for the 24-year-old Bengal played in the Plate Group of the Ranji Trophy the second tier where batsmen one need to pile tons of runs to draw the national selectors attention Tiwary was sublime on occasionsbut wasnt consistent Then came the finger injury that cut short his IPL campaign with Delhi Daredevils He was picked for the Emerging Players Tournament in Australiabut barring a commendable fiftyhe didnt do anything significant Delhi Daredevils dropped him from their Champions League squad In facthe was not a certainty for the Rest of India team But the selectorswho consider the Bengal batsman a special talentdecided to give him one more chance as Saurashtra run-machine Cheteshwar Pujara is yet to recover from his knee injury We didnt do 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