November 12, 2012

The 'Zombie Ant' Fungus Has a Fungus

Katherine Harmon, Scientific American


AP Photo

An unsuspecting worker ant in Brazil's rainforest leaves its nest one morning. But instead of following the well-worn treetop paths of its nest mates, this ant stumbles along clumsily, walking in aimless circles, convulsing from time to time.

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TAGGED: Parasites, Fungus, Ants, Zombies

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