10 Fantastic Fungi Superpowers

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Join Hank Green to learn ten weird, scary, and amazing things fungi can do!

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Sources:
Magic Mushrooms
http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/drug-profiles/mushrooms#medical
http://www.cesar.umd.edu/cesar/drugs/psilocybin.asp
http://science.howstuffworks.com/magic-mushroom6.htm

Ergot Poisoning

Clues and Evidence


http://www.britannica.com/science/alkaloid

Zombie Ants:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fungus-makes-zombie-ants/
http://news.psu.edu/story/323688/2014/08/22/research/zombie-ant-fungi-know-brains-their-hosts
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/603640

Medicinal Fungi:
https://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Penicillium
http://herbarium.usu.edu/fungi/funfacts/penicillin.htm
http://www.smw.ch/docs/pdf200x/2001/21/smw-09702.pdf
http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1003496
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FA%3A1008990919682
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/the-real-story-behind-the-worlds-first-antibiotic/

The largest fungus:
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141114-the-biggest-organism-in-the-world
http://openjournals.wsu.edu/index.php/pnwfungi/article/view/1075
http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/x03-065#.VxVSV5MrK9s

The fastest fungus:
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0003237
http://eol.org/pages/38244/details
http://library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/TUTORIAL/GUNS/GUNBLST.html
http://www.britannica.com/science/Pilobolus-fungus-genus

The deadliest fungi:
http://www.britannica.com/list/7-of-the-worlds-most-poisonous-mushrooms
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a?dbs+hsdb:@[email protected]+7755
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3521283/
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040402001008249

Cheesy fungi:
http://phys.org/news/2015-09-life-domesticated-cheese-making-fungi.html
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bit.260180706/pdf
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/roquefort-cheese/

Boozy fungi:
http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/yeast-fermentation-and-the-making-of-beer-14372813
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/a-sip-for-the-ancestors-the-true-story-of-civilizations-stumbling-debt-to-beer-and-fungus/
https://www.wyeastlab.com/he-yeast-fundamentals.cfm

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