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Invasion of the Zombie…Fungus!

First introduced to the world at large by David Attenborough on the BBC’s Planet Earth Ophiocordyceps Unilateralis is better known as the Zombie Fungus. An insect-pathogenizing fungus discovered in 1859, O. Unilateralis thrives primarily in tropical rain forest environments. Targeting and infecting the ants of the Camponotini tribe, O. Unilateralis causes infected ants to leave […]

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