Spiders Bred in the City Are Larger and More Fertile Than Those Raised on the Countryside, New Study Suggests

August 21, 2014 1:36 PM

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A new study has found that female spiders in urban Australia grow larger and better reproduce than their peers that live on the countryside.

According to BBC News, Elizabeth Lowe, a professor at the University of Sydney, was the lead author of the research published in the journal PLOS One. Her team of researchers wanted to learn how expanded urbanization would affect various forms of wildlife.

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