Nov 12, 2018
BacterioFiles 361 - Figuring Fungus's Forcing Fly Functions
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This episode: Bringing a fungus that makes zombie flies into the lab makes a good model for studying microbial mind-control! Thanks to Dr. Carolyn Elya for her contribution!

Download Episode (12.1 MB, 13.25 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Dipteran brevidensovirus 2 News item Videos of fly fungus infection progression Journal Papers: Elya C, Lok TC, Spencer QE, McCausland H, Martinez CC, Eisen M. 2018. Robust manipulation of the behavior of Drosophila melanogaster by a fungal pathogen in the laboratory. eLife 7:e34414.

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