Fungi are masters at producing a wide array of biologically active substances which serve the producing fungus extremely well.
These biological metabolites are anti-predatory and pro-territorial-protective and insure the fungus will have a perpetual existence in a quite hostile world.
These metabolites are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-protozoan, anti-insect, anti-animal and, of course, anti-human.
These metabolites are referred to as the mycotoxins. The term is derived from the Greek words “mykes” meaning fungus, and “toxicum”, meaning toxin or poison.
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