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North American checklist identifies the fungus among us


November 28, 2018

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Some fungi are smelly and coated in mucus. Others have gills that glow in the dark. Some are delicious; others poisonous. Some spur euphoria when ingested. Some produce antibiotics. All of these fungi -- and hundreds of thousands, if not millions, more -- occur in North America. Of those that are known to science, 44,488 appear in a new checklist of North American fungi, published this month in the journal MycologiaFull Story

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