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Attack of the ancient 'zombie' ants

Fossil leaf bears the telltale scars of insects infected by parasitic fungus.

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  1. Hughes, D. P., Wappler, T. & Labandeira, C. C. Biol. Lett. advance online publication doi:10.1098/rsbl.2010.0521 (2010).

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Kate Larkin is a British Science Association Media Fellow 2010.

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