Research Article

Hidden Diversity Behind the Zombie-Ant Fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis: Four New Species Described from Carpenter Ants in Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • Harry C. Evans mail, (DPH); (HCE)

    Affiliations: Department of Animal Biology, Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Minas Gerais, Brazil, CAB International, E-UK, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom

  • Simon L. Elliot,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Biology, Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • David P. Hughes mail (DPH); (HCE)

    Affiliations: Department of Entomology and Department of Biology, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom

  • Published: March 02, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017024

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 04 May 2012 at 20:12 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Live Science
Title: “Ant Zombie Tale: Mind-Controlling Fungus Loses to Lethal Foe | Zombie Science | LiveScience”

Publication: Daily Mail
Title: “Fight fungus with fungus | Mail Online”

Publication: ZME Science
Title: “Hyper-parasite defends ant colonies from zombie-ant fungus”

Publication: Fox News
Title: “Parasite helps ant colonies fight 'zombie' fungus, study finds | Fox News”

Publication: Top News United States
Title: “Research Sheds Light on How Ants Defend Against 'Zombifying' Parasite | TopNews United States”

Publication: Christian Science Monitor
Title: “Zombie ant fungus, meet the anti-zombie-ant fungus -”

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