The Eyes Are a Gateway to Evolution… of Daddy Longlegs at Least.

Congratulations to Dr. Guilherme Gainett, former iBio graduate student, and Professor Prashant Sharma in their paper published last week in the Journal Current Biology. They report that a living species of daddy longlegs has two additional sets of underdeveloped eyes as embryos, implying that the species diversified earlier in the evolutionary tree than scientists believed. Their discovery was also reported in the New Your Times. See the full news article.