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Zombie Ants and Killer Fungus

August 18th, 2010 08:07 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

nibbles2004 writes “An article in the Guardian newspaper shows how parasitic fungi evolved the ability to control ants they infect ultimately leading the ant to its death. The fungus controls the ants movements to a suitable leaf and causes the ant to grip onto the leaf’s central stem, allowing the fungus to spore which will allow more ants to become infected.”

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