Spores released by parasitic fungi of the group cordyceps infect insect hosts, causing the fungus to grow inside them. Eventually this kills the host, but a bizarre twist is that before they die their behaviour is changed to assist the release of new fungal spores.
Zombie caterpillar fungus may contain anti-cancer drug – but there are still questions to be answered
- 3. 3 2020 (15:42)