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Hidden Diversity Behind the Zombie-Ant Fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis: Four New Species Described from Carpenter Ants in Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Ophiocordyceps camponoti-rufipedis.

a) Section of upper part of stroma showing anamorph (Hirsutella A-type), with a palisade of phialides, subulate at the base and tapering to a needle-like neck producing narrowly limoniform conidia (bar = 10 µm); b) Ascospores newly released onto agar, distinctly vermiform in shape (bar = 15 µm); c) Ascospore germinating after 24 h on agar, with a needle-like outgrowth (capilliconidiophore) producing a terminal conidium with prominent cap (bar = 10 µm).

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0017024.g003