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Disease Dynamics in a Specialized Parasite of Ant Societies

  • Sandra B. Andersen mail,

    SBAndersen@bio.ku.dk (SBA); DPHughes@psu.edu (DPH)

    Affiliation: Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Matthew Ferrari,

    Affiliation: Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Harry C. Evans,

    Affiliations: CAB International, E-UK, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom, Department of Entomology, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil

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  • Simon L. Elliot,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil

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  • Jacobus J. Boomsma,

    Affiliation: Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • David P. Hughes mail

    SBAndersen@bio.ku.dk (SBA); DPHughes@psu.edu (DPH)

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology and Department of Biology, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: May 02, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036352

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 04 May 2012 at 20:39 GMT

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

Publication: The Australian
Title: “Parasite helps ant colonies fight 'zombie' fungus, study finds | The Australian”
http://www.theaustralian....

Publication: NPR
Title: “The Two-Way : NPR”
http://www.npr.org/templa...

Publication: Eureka Alert
Title: “The zombie-ant fungus is under attack, research reveals”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

Publication: Penn State University
Title: “The Zombie-Ant Fungus Is Under Attack, Research Reveals -- Eberly College of Science”
http://science.psu.edu/ne...

Publication: Care 2
Title: “Zombie Ants Saved By Fungus-Castrating Fungus | Care2 Causes”
http://www.care2.com/caus...

Publication: Guardian
Title: “Zombie-ant parasitic fungus kept in check by hyperparasitic fungus | Science | guardian.co.uk”
http://www.guardian.co.uk...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

SandraBA replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 07 May 2012 at 07:52 GMT

RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to SandraBA on 11 May 2012 at 21:56 GMT

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

Publication: Alaska Dispatch
Title: “Antidote for Zombie Ant Colonies Unearthed by Scientists | Alaska Dispatch”
http://www.alaskadispatch...

Publication: Discover Magazine 80beats
Title: “Zombie Ant Parasite Has Its Own Parasite -- a Fungus That Attacks Fungi | 80beats | Discover Magazine”
http://blogs.discovermaga...

Publication: National Geographic
Title: “"Zombie Ant" Fungus Under Attack--By Another Fungus”
http://news.nationalgeogr...

Publication: NYTimes.com
Title: “Zombie-Ant Fungus Has Its Own Killer Fungus - NYTimes.com”
http://www.nytimes.com/20...

Publication: TopNews United States
Title: “Ants Fight with fungus Ophiocordyceps | TopNews United States”
http://topnews.us/content...

Publication: World Science.net
Title: “Unexpected allies aid ants at war with 'zombifying' parasite”
http://www.world-science....

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RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 17 Aug 2012 at 22:59 GMT

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

Publication: Science Storiented
Title: “Castrating the Zombie Ant ~ Science Storiented”
http://storiented.blogspo...

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