Cupiennius salei

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Transcriptome datasets for Cupiennius salei
Species Description No. sequences Last update
Cupiennius salei GenBank EST division (dbEST) 249249 2455686.55 May 2011

i5K Comments for Cupiennius salei
Model Organism (neurobiology, development, behaviour, sensory physiology, venom physiology). Provides appropriate phylogenetic sampling across diversity of order Araneae. The model organism for chelicerate neuroarchitecture. Has provided insights into development (role of molecules in axis formation and segmentation and to describe the mechanisms of neural development in chelicerates. Many of these studies have used the findings in a comparative approach, trying to resolve more general questions of arthropod phylogeny and evolution.

This is the most intensively investigated spider species since ever with most publications for one spider species. Many investigations are unique among spiders, e.g. embryology, sensory organs and sensory physiology, behaviour, immune system, digestion, nutritionalecology, and many more.

Easily obtainable from from several lab stocks in Europe.
Jonathan Coddington
Wolfgang Nentwig

Cupiennius salei
Cupiennius salei
Central American wandering spider

Taxonomic classification
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Entelegynae
Genus: Cupiennius
NCBI taxid: 485px-US-NLM-NCBI-Logo.png 6928
Resource: ArthropodDB
WorkingGroup: Evo-Devo
Nomination: i5K initiative
Date: 2011/08/16

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