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The Zombies that Live among us

30/10/2022 04:29 PM | Click to read full article

In tropical rain forests a war has been raging for millions of years between ant colonies and different types of fungi that infect them. It is a battle that has led to the Arms race of an evolution. Parasites in general need a host animal to reproduce and survive. Ants are a tempting host animal for parasites indeed. Upto 70% of the individual insects in the rain forest are ants. What is the connect with the human ecosystem?