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Amanita muscaria: Ecology, Chemistry, Myths

URD Agro-Biotechnologies Industrielles (ABI), CEBB, AgroParisTech, 51110 Pomacle, France
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Academic Editor: Łukasz Stępień
Encyclopedia 2021, 1(3), 905-914;
Received: 13 July 2021 / Revised: 21 August 2021 / Accepted: 30 August 2021 / Published: 2 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Encyclopedia of Fungi)
Amanita muscaria is the most emblematic mushroom in the popular representation. It is an ectomycorrhizal fungus endemic to the cold ecosystems of the northern hemisphere. The basidiocarp contains isoxazoles compounds that have specific actions on the central nervous system, including hallucinations. For this reason, it is considered an important entheogenic mushroom in different cultures whose remnants are still visible in some modern-day European traditions. In Siberian civilizations, it has been consumed for religious and recreational purposes for millennia, as it was the only inebriant in this region. View Full-Text
Keywords: Amanita muscaria; ibotenic acid; muscimol; muscarine; ethnomycology Amanita muscaria; ibotenic acid; muscimol; muscarine; ethnomycology
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