Mushrooms Causing Death in Rare Cases

  • Theodor Wieland
Part of the Springer Series in Molecular Biology book series (SSMOL)


Traditionally, fatal toxicity has been attributed to the red fly-agaric, Amanita muscaria, the mushroom of fairy tales. The reason for this is perhaps that the reported fatalities were assumed to be due to confusion of the edible, red Amanita caesarea with A. muscaria and the observation that houseflies that suckled enough from the sap of the mushroom lost their mobility and eventually died.


Fairy Tale Ibotenic Acid Fatal Toxicity Paxillus Involutus Phosphoric Acid Ester 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodor Wieland
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Medizinische ForschungHeidelbergGermany

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