Ophiocordyceps Unilateralis: The Zombie Fungi

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The Ophiocordyceps unilateralis is a species of fungus that parasitically infects ants. The fungus grows inside the ant’s body, eventually taking control of its nervous system. The fungus forces the ant to climb up high vegetation and clamp onto a leaf or stem with its mandibles, whereupon the fruiting body…

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