What's On The Radio ...
Anyone else listen(ed)ing to Entangled Life on Radio 4?
Zombie fungi anyone? Who'd be an ant?
'...Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and a writer. He received a Ph.D. in Tropical Ecology from Cambridge University for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a predoctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is a musician and keen fermenter. Entangled Life is his first book. In Episode 3 we learn how some fungi can infiltrate their host and make them behave entirely to the fungi’s advantage, killing the host in the process....'
Edited to add: A bit ghoulish, but this article goes into the same area:
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