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Flies meet gruesome end under influence of puppeteer fungus


July 31, 2018

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Various fungi are known to infect insects and alter their behavior, presumably to assist in spreading fungal spores as widely as possible. But little is known about how the fungi affect behavior. Now, University of California, Berkeley, scientists have found a fungus that infects the common lab fly, Drosophila melanogaster, providing a model in which to explore behavior-manipulating fungi. Full Story

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