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How "Zombie" Virus Liquifies Caterpillar Hosts


A monarch caterpillar most likely killed by baculovirus

(September 08, 2011) A new study says scientists have identified a single gene that allows a caterpillar brainwashing virus to do its work.

The virus forces the "zombie" caterpillars to climb trees, where it liquifies their bodies into a goo.

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