Leafcutter Ant with Visible White Coating of Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria (Pseudonocardia) (image) University of East Anglia Share Print E-Mail Caption New research from the University of East Anglia (UK) joins the dots between zombie ants, an insect-world arms race and the search for new antibiotics. Scientists probing one of the mysteries of the insect world identified a powerful chemical weapon used in the arms race between fungus-farming leafcutter ants and the parasites that plague them. It is hoped that the findings will help scientists search for new antibiotics from this unique battlefield. Credit University of East Anglia Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.