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Deep Look: This Killer Fungus Turns Flies into Zombies

5 minutes

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Something is growing inside of fruit flies. At dusk, a fly points its wings straight up and dies in a gruesome pose so that a fungus can ooze out and fire hundreds of reproductive spores. At Harvard, Carolyn Elya is trying to understand how this fungus takes over the fly's brain. Part of the "Deep Look" series.

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Runtime: 5 minutes

Deep Look
Episode 1
5 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Deep Look
Episode 2
5 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Deep Look
Episode 3
4 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12