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Myths and Realities Surrounding the Mysterious Caterpillar Fungus

Myths and Realities Surrounding the Mysterious Caterpillar Fungus
Yun-Fei Ko, Hsin-Chih Lai, Jan Martel, Chien-Sheng Lee, Jian-Ching Liau, John D. Young, David M. Ojcius

The caterpillar fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis is a medicinal mushroom increasingly used as a dietary supplement for various health conditions, including fatigue, chronic inflammation, and male impotence. Here, we propose strategies to address the existing challenges related to the study and commercial production of this mysterious fungus.

Publisher URL: http://www.cell.com/trends/biotechnology/fulltext/S0167-7799(17)30160-9

DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.06.011

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