The Fungus Amanita muscaria: From Neurotoxins to Vanadium Accumulation

Chemical Education

Authors

  • Catherine E. Housecroft

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2019.96

Keywords:

Amavadin, Bioinorganic, Chemical education, Chirality, Fungus, Neurotoxins, Vanadium

Abstract

The fungus Amanita muscaria contains neurotoxins which account for its long-time use as a hallucinogen. In contrast, A. muscaria is also a bioaccumulator of high levels of vanadium, the reason for which is still obscure.

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Published

2019-02-27

How to Cite

[1]
C. E. Housecroft, Chimia 2019, 73, 96, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2019.96.