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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, a type of roundworm called a nematode, causes its host, in this case an ant, to grow a bright red abdomen that resembles the ripe berries found throughout their tropical forest environment. The researchers believe the parasite induces this dramatic effect on its hosts as a way to trick birds into eating the infected ants. This provides...
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