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

Figure 5

Ophiocordyceps camponoti-melanotici.

a) Camponotus melanoticus biting into a leaf, the upper part of the stroma is forked, probably due to damage during growth (bar = 1 mm); b) Detail of ascomatal cushion showing semi-erumpent ascomata with prominent ostioles (bar = 0.25 mm); c) Section through cushion (bar = 200 µm), with detail of ostiolar region (d, bar = 75 µm); e) Ascospores released from ascomata (bar = 25 µm), and f) Ascospore after one month on agar showing solitary phialide (Hirsutella A-type, bar = 10 µm).

Figure 5

doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0017024.g005