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Genome sequencing and neurotoxin diversity of a wandering spider Pardosa pseudoannulata (pond wolf spider) [article]

Na Yu, Jingjing Li, Meng Liu, Lixin Huang, Haibo Bao, Zhiming Yang, Yixi Zhang, Haoli Gao, Zhaoying Wang, Yuanxue Yang, Thomas Van Leeuwen, Neil S. Millar (+1 others)
2019 bioRxiv   pre-print
Spiders constitute an extensive and diverse branch of the phylum Arthropoda.  ...  We have generated a high-quality genome sequence of P. pseudoannulata and analysed genes associated with the production of silk and venom toxins.  ...  ArachnoServer 3.0: an online resource for automated discovery, 631 analysis and annotation of spider toxins. Bioinformatics 34, //www.arachnoserver.org/mainMenu.html. 634 29.  ... 
doi:10.1101/747147 fatcat:hjk7eqdlajfu3awfyt2a527bk4

Integration of phylogenomics and molecular modeling reveals lineage-specific diversification of toxins in scorpions

Carlos E. Santibáñez-López, Ricardo Kriebel, Jesús A. Ballesteros, Nathaniel Rush, Zachary Witter, John Williams, Daniel A. Janies, Prashant P. Sharma
2018 PeerJ  
We surveyed genomic resources for the incidence of calcins (a type of calcium channel toxin), which were previously known only from 16 scorpion species.  ...  Analysis of sequences and molecular models demonstrates remarkable phylogenetic inertia within both calcins and LKTx genes.  ...  Access to computing nodes provided by the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC) and the Bioinformatics Resource Center (BRC) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  ... 
doi:10.7717/peerj.5902 pmid:30479892 pmcid:PMC6240337 fatcat:js5lhgrsn5cmnm26mkephiwzfm