Caterpillar fungus

Wed Sep 15 10:56:03 EST 1993

In <1993Sep14.123907.9048 at> se111 at writes:

> There was an article on the news last night about
> caterpillar fungus. Apparently it is being used by
> Chinese athletes to boost their performance. I have
> never heard of it before, and can't find anything
> in the library. If anyone knows its latin name or a
> little about its biology, please post it.
> Thanks
> Sandor
> Sandor Ertz, Dept. Plant Sciences, Cambridge, UK
> email se111 at

Perhaps they are referring to the fungi that parasitize certain cocoons, My
info on those species must be in the other car.  I'll post with names & etc.

Bob Mulroy 
UW - Madison 
Dept. Prev. Medicine
All  Disclaimers apply:
(I am a very amateur mycologist)

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