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Ophiocordyceps: The Zombie or Brain-manipulating Fungus


Host manipulation induced by parasites is broadly distributed in nature and it has been a topic of several studies over the past decades (Thomas et al. 2010). Ophiocordyceps unilateralis¬†(Clavicipitaceae: Hypocreales) is a fungal pathogen-specific to ants of the tribe Camponotini (Formicinae: Formicidae) with global distribution.¬†Among these myrmecophilous species, this so-called …

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