Possible reason why ‘magic’ mushrooms evolved

By Rafi Letzter “Magic” mushrooms seem to have passed their genes for mind-altering substances around among distant species as a survival mechanism: By making fungus-eating insects “trip,” the bugs become less hungry — and less likely to feast on mushrooms. That’s the upshot of a paper published Feb. 27 in the journal Evolution Letters byContinue reading “Possible reason why ‘magic’ mushrooms evolved”