A grave understanding of microbes.

A grave understanding of microbes.

In the spirit of Halloween, I cover another aspect of the zombie apocalypse: decomposition. In this post, I describe the steps and roles that microbes play in the decomposition, or rotting process, that give zombies that certain look -- and smell -- we all know and love. You will be surprised how much information you can learn from a zombie this Halloween season by sampling their microbial flora.

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Why a fungus makes a great causative agent for a zombie outbreak

Why a fungus makes a great causative agent for a zombie outbreak

Fade in, the main character is introduced engaged in some facet of mundane, everyday life to soon be plunged into the chaos of a horrible outbreak of zombie disease.

But, how plausible is this scenario, really?

Although I may not favor a zombie outbreak caused by an engineered virus gone haywire, a mind-controlling fungus is something I can totally believe.

Here's why.

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