In search of the elusive Mycologist.

ralston at ROCKVAX.ROCKEFELLER.EDU ralston at ROCKVAX.ROCKEFELLER.EDU
Mon Mar 22 16:57:41 EST 1993


from geoff steckel:

"You're right; most Amanitas are of at least questionable edibility,
and A. phalloides & A. virosa, etc., account for most fatal mushroom
poisonings."


The deadly Amanitas phalloides may be well known to molecular 
biologists as the source for alpha-amanitin, a compound which
disrupts RNA polymerase II activity.

Diana Horvath



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