NuFS115 Group 7 Summary

NuFS115 Group 7 Summary - Dr Chou NuFS115 4 December 2007...

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Dr. Chou NuFS115 4 December, 2007 Group 7 Presentation Summary Mushrooms Group 7 did their presentation on the different aspects of mushrooms. They talked about a few different types of mushrooms, the benefits in edible mushrooms, metals found within them, the medicinal use of them, and possible treatments if toxicity occurs. They began talking about the common confusions between toxic and safe mushrooms. They explained that ignorance and accidental ingestion were the most common and, in a few cases, suicidal ingestion. Most of the toxic occurrences come from the Amanita species. The Amanita Phalloides species is known as the “death cap” and is native to the European area. It is highly toxic and heat stable. Two of the main toxins found in the Amanita Phalloides are amatoxins and phallotoxins, which affect the liver and kidney cells. A few of the symptoms are: intense watery diarrhea, abdominal pains and nausea and they usually occur within 8-24 hours of ingestion and can last for up to 24 hours. Another subject mentioned by the group was the benefits that come from edible
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