Can Microbes Encourage Altruism?

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From Quanta Magazine:

Parasites are among nature’s most skillful manipulators — and one of their specialties is making hosts perform reckless acts of irrational self-harm. There’s Toxoplasma gondii, which drives mice to seek out cats eager to eat them, and the liver fluke Dicrocoelium dendriticum, which motivates ants to climb blades of grass, exposing them to cows and sheep hungry for a snack.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/can-microbes-encourage-altruism-20170629/

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