At Last, an Easy Way to Tell Whether a Mushroom Is Poisonous: Sequence It | GenomeWeb

From the New York Times, here's an article describing a new finding from scientists at Michigan State University about the genetic code in wild mushrooms that renders them poisonous. The mechanism of encoding the toxin seems unique to this strain of mushrooms -- Phalloideae, part of the Amanita genus -- according to the researchers, who conducted their studies by sequencing the genome of A. bisporigera.

 

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