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episode 122: Encore: SPoOkY mUsHroOms

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Encore episode! In honor of spooky season, we bring you a compilation of freaky fungus facts. We talk fungal decay, fungal poisons, fungi that never seem to die, bizarre biochemistry, how fungi are taking over the world, and more. Tune in, shroom in, and get into the spirit of Halloween with our special edition SPoOkY mUsHroOms episode!

Show Notes:

Death Cap: Amanita phalloides: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_phalloides

Corpse Finder Mushroom Hebeloma vinosophyllum: http://www.dannyhaelewaters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/haelewaters-2013-hebeloma-pioneer-genus-in-forensic-mycology.pdf

Agaricus bisporus vaccine production: https://news.psu.edu/video/224110/2011/06/08/mushroom-used-produce-vaccines

Dead Man’s Fingers: https://www.first-nature.com/fungi/xylaria-polymorpha.php

Bleeding Fungus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydnellum_peckii

Bleeding Octopus Stinkhorn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrus_archeri

Chytrid parasite on tardigrades: https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/abs/10.1139/b85-211

Massospora “Flying Salt Shakers of Death”: https://blog.mycology.cornell.edu/2013/02/19/flying-salt-shakers-of-death/

Fungal parasites on nematodes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nematophagous_fungus

Serpula lacrymans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serpula_lacrymans

Lascaux Cave Fungus: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283643474_Lascaux_Cave_An_Example_of_Fragile_Ecological_Balance_in_Subterranean_Environments

Rose Growers Disease: https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/sporotrichosis/index.html

Trichophyton infectious fungi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichophyton

Poison Coral Fungus: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3521283/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podostroma_cornu-damae

Mushrooms fruiting in lungs: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC228320/pdf/331979.pdf

Antifungal Resistance Candida: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/stories/antifungal-resistance/

Mushroom Death Suit: https://www.sciencealert.com/this-mushroom-suit-digests-your-body-after-you-die

Blood Spore: https://harpers.org/archive/2013/07/blood-spore/


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 2021-10-26  1h39m