Amanita bisporigera "The Destroying Angel" - BIO203


This website contains information about Amanita bisporigera or more commonly known as the "The Destroying Angel." This fungus causes many deaths because of the accidental ingestion of this highly toxic organism.  While browsing through this website you will be able to find information on the taxonomy, habitat, how it acquires nutrients, reproduction, and the interactions among different organisms. You also will be able to find information on the toxin it produces, the symptoms this toxin causes and how modern medicine is equipped to treat it. There also will be many pictures throughout the website for your enjoyment. They will help you to get a general idea of what this organism looks like, just having an idea of what this organism looks like and what to look for may save your life or someone else's! Feel free to explore throughout the website.

If you are interested in learning about other Fungi, Dr. Volk's website is a useful resource to learn more about this fascinating Kingdom.

Another useful link showing the diversity of Fungi species is Dr. Volk's collection of pictures which can be found at this website.

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Let's take a look at where Amantia bisporigera is placed in the fungal tree of life.