Chapter

Angels of Death

Nicholas P. Money

in Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard

Published in print September 2002 | ISBN: 9780195154573
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790272 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154573.003.0008
 Angels of Death

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This chapter discusses poisonous mushrooms. These include the Amanita virosa, which produces amatoxins, miniproteins or peptides that are absorbed from the intestine and lay waste to the liver; the death cap, Amanita phalloides, which is responsible for most fatal poisonings throughout Europe; and the autumn skullcap, Galerina autumnalis, a common woodrotting fungus that buries its mycelium in fallen logs.

Keywords: poisonous mushrooms; fungus; Amanita virosa; Amanita phalloides; Galerina autumnalis

Chapter.  6516 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Microbiology

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