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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,

    dhughes@psu.edu (DPH); h.evans@cabi.org (HCE)

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

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  • Simon L. Elliot,

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

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  • David P. Hughes mail

    dhughes@psu.edu (DPH); h.evans@cabi.org (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

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

About the Authors

Harry C. Evans, Simon L. Elliot
Department of Animal Biology, Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Minas Gerais, Brazil
Harry C. Evans
CAB International, E-UK, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom
David P. Hughes
Department of Entomology and Department of Biology, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
David P. Hughes
School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HCE DPH. Performed the experiments: HCE DPH SLE. Analyzed the data: HCE DPH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SLE. Wrote the manuscript: HCE DPH. Logistics and permit support: SLE.