Title

Myths and Realities Surrounding the Mysterious Caterpillar Fungus

ORCiD

David M. Ojcius: 0000-0003-1461-4495

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Trends in Biotechnology

ISSN

1879-3096

Volume

35

Issue

11

DOI

10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.06.011

First Page

1017

Last Page

1021

Publication Date

11-1-2017

Abstract

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.

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