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'Zombie-ant' 2 | by pennstatenews
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'Zombie-ant' 2

A parasite that fights the zombie-ant fungus has yielded some of its secrets to an international research team led by David Hughes of Penn State. The research reveals, for the first time, how an entire ant colony is able to survive infestations by the zombie-ant fungus, which takes over the brain and then ejects its spores out of the ant's head.

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Taken on January 21, 2007