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Zombie bugs? The fungus <I>Purpureocillium</I> sp. may manipulate the behavior of its host bug <I>Edessa rufomarginata</I>

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dc.contributor.author Eberhard, William G. en
dc.contributor.author Pacheco, Jessica en
dc.contributor.author Carrasco-Rueda, Farah en
dc.contributor.author Christopher, Yuliana en
dc.contributor.author Gonzalez, Cely en
dc.contributor.author Urbina, Hector en
dc.contributor.author Blackwell, Meredith en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-20T15:15:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-20T15:15:25Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Eberhard, William G., Pacheco, Jessica, Carrasco-Rueda, Farah, Christopher, Yuliana, Gonzalez, Cely, Urbina, Hector, and Blackwell, Meredith. 2014. "Zombie bugs? The fungus Purpureocillium sp. may manipulate the behavior of its host bug Edessa rufomarginata." <em>Mycologia</em>. 106 (6):1065&ndash;1072. <a href="https://doi.org/10.3852/13-264">https://doi.org/10.3852/13-264</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0027-5514
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/25253
dc.description.abstract Just before dying, Edessa rufomarginata (Hemiptera, Pentotomidae) individuals that are infected with the fungus Purpureocillium cf. lilacinum (Ascomycota: Ophiocordycipitaceae) move from the leaves onto the stems of their Solanum sp. host and firmly grasp the stems in ways seldom employed by uninfected bugs. These alterations in host behavior probably improve the chances that the subsequently produced fungal spores will be dispersed aerially. Purpureocillium cf. lilacinum is a member of the Ophiocordycipitaceae, a group in which other species also modify the behavior of their hosts. As in the case of newly distinguished relatives of Ophiocordyceps unilateral is associated with &quot;zombie ants&quot; the discovery of P. cf. lilacinum infecting bugs reveals that P. lilacinum may be more diverse than previously appreciated. en
dc.relation.ispartof Mycologia en
dc.title Zombie bugs? The fungus <I>Purpureocillium</I> sp. may manipulate the behavior of its host bug <I>Edessa rufomarginata</I> en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 127848
dc.identifier.doi 10.3852/13-264
rft.jtitle Mycologia
rft.volume 106
rft.issue 6
rft.spage 1065
rft.epage 1072
dc.description.SIUnit NZP en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 1065
dc.citation.epage 1072

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