100-Million-Year-Old Burmese Amber Preserves Fungus-Infected Grass

An international team of paleontologists led by Dr George Poinar of Oregon State University has found a grass spikelet and an ergot-like parasitic fungus preserved in a 100-million-year-old piece of amber from Myanmar. Ergot has played roles as a medicine, a toxin, and a hallucinogen; been implicated in everything from disease epidemics to the Salem [...] —> Read More Here


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