Parasitic Wasps

Microplitis demolitor

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Sometimes it’s hard to tell where one organism stops and another begins. That’s especially true with the kind of evolutionary arms race that takes place between parasites and their unwilling hosts. It’s biological warfare at the level of the genes. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports from Athens, Georgia, USA.

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