One Species at a Time
2:19 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Parasitic Wasps Employ Virus Ancestor to Invade Hosts

Credit CNC/BIO Photography Group. Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
Parasitic Wasps, One Species at a Time, by Ari Daniel

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 reports from Athens, Georgia.

Find out more about parasitic insects at the Encyclopedia of Life.