Zombie Plants

No, it’s not your favorite time-wasting video game for iOS, it’s an actual science story. Check this out.

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From the article:

“If the fungal spore outbreak in The Last of Us scared the hell out of you, you’ll be doubly terrified to know that there are actual parasites in nature that can turn animals and plants into zombies. In fact, a group of scientists from the John Innes Centre in the UK just figured out how certain parasitic bacteria called phytoplasma turn their plant host into the living dead.”

Check out the rest of the article here. 

The original article, sweet, but short was typed up by:  MARIELLA MOON  @MARIELLA_MOON

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Mike Kloran

Educational Designer from Brooklyn New York. I'm a teacher, an artist, an athlete and constantly doing, making, drawing, creating! It's a busy life but I'm doing what I love and that's what matters most to me!

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