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The fungus that entices male flies to mate with female corpses

A male fly trying to mate with a female corpse held in place by a dab of Vaseline.

A male fly tries to mate with a dead female whose body is oozing fungal spores (white patches). Credit: Filippo Castelucci

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Nature 608, 242 (2022)



  1. Naundrup, A. et al. ISME J. (2022).

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