Deadly behavior-modifying weapon identified in insect-world chemical arms race

Posted by on June 7, 2018 12:25 pm
Categories: Science

New research joins the dots between zombie ants, an insect-world arms race and the search for new antibiotics. Scientists probing one of the mysteries of the insect world identified a powerful chemical weapon used in the arms race between fungus-farming leafcutter ants and the parasites that plague them. It is hoped that the findings will help scientists search for new antibiotics from this unique battlefield.

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