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The Toxin That Helps Oyster #Mushrooms Devour Worms

Carnivorous #mushroom paralyzes, kills #nematodes via a volatile ketone

It’s not just the #OysterMushroom. Some #fungi craft sticky nets laced with tempting scents to snare their prey. Others create collars that constrict as the worm struggles, immobilizing it as the fungus’s #hyphae penetrate its body. Some release sickle-shape spores that, when swallowed by a nematode, wreak havoc from within.
A scanning electron microscopy image of toxocysts on an oyster mushroom. By Yi-Yun Lee.

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