Charissa de Bekker

Charissa de Bekker

Sep 08, 2015

Group 6 Copy 779
0
Please wait...

About This Project

Some parasites are able to manipulate the behavior of their hosts. One striking example is the "zombie ant" phenomenon, where ants infected by a parasitic fungus are manipulated to bite into vegetation followed by death and fungal growth out of the ant's neck. This research project aims to unravel how this parasite establishes zombie-like host behavior by discovering the genes that are important.
Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Development of non-invasive diagnostics for endotheliotropic herpesvirus in free-ranging Asian elephants

Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus hemorrhagic disease (EEHV-HD) is the leading cause of death of young...

Do you really need more protein if you exercise?

Protein is often thought to be a workout necessity, the essential complement to every gym bag. Missing protein...

Backer Badge Funded

A biology project funded by 106 people