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Featured Press Release

Mistaken-identity mushrooms: researchers re-classify native chanterelle

Some discoveries come from the stars —and some from beneath our feet. Western University professor Greg Thorn has shaken the mycological world with not one but three discoveries about prized edible mushrooms called golden chanterelles. Thorn, a fungal ecologist in Western’s Department of Biology, has found that the common chanterelles of eastern North America have for decades been a case of mistaken identity.

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