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Scientists find two new species of fungi that turn flies into ‘zombies’

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Two new fungi species that infect flies and eject spores out of a huge hole in the insect’s stomach “like compact rockets” have been discovered in Denmark. The new species, Strongwellsea tigrinae and Strongwellsea acerosa, are host-certain and count on two species of Danish fly – Coenosia tigrina and Coenosia testacea, according to scientists at the College of Copenhagen.

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