Bringing Order to the Fungus Among Us

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 25, 2004   View Article

For mycophiles—hunters of wild, edible mushrooms—autumn is high time to don rubber boots, grab a penknife, and head outdoors.

“People in certain parts of Europe just love to go out when the mushrooms are out. They are really comfortable doing that, and they have knowledge about which ones they can eat,” said Rytas Vilgalys, a biologist at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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