Fungi, Fermentation, and Zombies

 

Majid Ali, M.D. 

 Fungi contribute mightily in maintaining our planet’s oxyphil-oxyphobe Below I present a poem from my book Drone Democracy. First, I reproduce a short article from The New York Times of August of 25, 2014 which provides a fascinating look into the natural order of oxyphil-oxyphobe.

Fungus Turns Ants Into Zombie Booby-Traps

A fungus compels infected ants to die near their colonies, ensuring access to a steady stream of new victims, researchers say in PLOS One. Before killing a carpenter ant, the fungal parasite prompts it to climb vegetation in rain forests. After the ant dies, it stays attached to the leaf, from where the fungus can drop spores on unsuspecting passers-bys.

 

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Ophiocordyceps camponoti-rufipedis,

a fungus, growing out of the body of an infected ant.


 

 

 



Ophiocordyceps camponoti-rufipedis,

a fungus, growing out of the body of an infected ant.

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