Carnivorous oyster mushrooms can kill roundworms with "nerve gas in a lollipop"

Carnivorous oyster mushrooms can kill roundworms with “nerve gas in a lollipop”

Enlarge / Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) growing serenely on a tree trunk in a forest. But watch out for nematodes! These oyster mushrooms want to eat you and they have developed a new mechanism to paralyze and kill you. Arterra/Getty Images Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) is a staple of many types of cuisine, prized for …

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