Zombie-Ant Fungus Is Under Attack

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  1. gilaet

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    ScienceDaily (May 2, 2012) — A parasite that fights
    the zombie-ant fungus has yielded some of its
    secrets to an international research team led by
    Penn State's David Hughes. The research reveals,
    for the first time, how an entire ant colony is able to
    survive infestations by the zombie-ant fungus, which
    invades an ant's brain and causes it to march to its
    death at a mass grave near the ant colony, where the
    fungus spores erupt out of the ant's head. "In a case
    where biology is stranger than fiction, the parasite of
    the zombie-ant fungus is itself a fungus -- a
    hyperparasitic fungus that specializes in attacking the
    parasite that turns the ants into zombies," Hughes said.


    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120502184708.htm
     
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    Hershel shoulda' never kept them in the barn
     
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    I treated my lawn for fungus last week.
     
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