Caterpillar fungus

Jonathan Greene jgreene at phantom.com
Thu Sep 30 08:05:34 EST 1993


SPLUHAR at CROP.UOGUELPH.CA wrote:
: > >Matthew Sachs  Re: Caterpillar fungus

: > >There was an article on the news last night about
: > >caterpillar fungus. Apparently it is being used by
: > >Chinese athletes to boost their performance.
: > >Sandor Ertz, Dept. Plant Sciences, Cambridge, UK
: > >email se111 at cus.cam.ac.uk
: >
: > In a 28 September 1993 New York Times article discussing the fantastic
: > advances made by the Chinese women distance runners, who are shattering all
: > the world records, their coach attributes their success to the use of this
: > fungus.
: >
: > Matthew Sachs
: >
: Have there been any studies indicating that these fungi really enhance
: athletic performance?

: Or is it more likly, as some suggest, that the enhanced perfomance of
: these athletes was anabolic than fungal in nature ? ;-)


: Stephen A. Pluhar
: SPLUHAR at CROP.UOGUELPH.CA           Dept. Crop Science  U. of Guelph
: Phone: 519-824-4120 Ext. 4865      Guelph, Ontario, Canada. N1G 2W1



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