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Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, have discovered the first example of fruit mimicry caused by a parasitic organism. The parasite causes its host, in this case an ant, to grow a bright red abdomen that resembles ripe berries.
Word of the Day
- To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.