A downy killer wages chemical warfare

With deadly chemical strikes, a fungus takes out insects in powdery burst

One of Beauveria bassiana's (a fungus) vicitims

DEADLY FUZZ  A caterpillar succombs to one of Beauveria bassiana's lethal chemical cocktails. The fungus deploys deadly combinations of enzymes to assist in the consumption of its favorite meal: bugs.

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