Sometimes I write about parasitic wasps that hijack the bodies of other insects. Well, here's a virus that controls the minds of those wasps. It's parasites all the way down.
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- Control squared! Fascinating!Apr 11, 2012
- OMG why am i reading this????!!! scaryApr 11, 2012
- Fascinating indeed. Thanks for sharing.Apr 11, 2012
- the article is very nice I would like to know why they think that the altered behavior benefits the virus, the idea that it can spread horizontally from egg to egg is interesting but that will limit it's spread to one offspring from each mother rather than many (10's, 100's???) if it keeps to the vertical transmission from mother to her offsprings... I don't buy this explanation, it doesn't make sense to meApr 12, 2012
- Isn't this going to mean that the virus spreads to the strongest offspring in each successive generation, thus enhancing it's own viability?Apr 16, 2012