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___ rust and smut fungi
___ Agaricus brunnescens
___ Armillaria ostoyae
___ Amanita muscaria
___ Amanita phalloides
___ truffles and morels
___ yeasts
___ Candida albicans
___ Penicillium
___ Aspergillis
___ Neurospora crassa

A. "Flavor" Camembert and Roquefort cheeses; produce antibiotics.
B. An important organism in genetic research.
C. Fermenting by-products put to use by bakers and vintners.
D. A relative of food yeasts, causes vexing infections in humans.
E. Highly prized edibles.
F. Makes citric acid for candies and soft drinks; ferments soybeans for soy sauce.
G. Induces hallucinations and trances when eaten; ritualistic use.
H. Honey mushroom, perhaps the oldest and largest organism.
I. Destroys entire fields of wheat, corn, and other major crops.
J. Common cultivated mushroom; multimillion-dollar business.
K. Death cap mushroom; kills humans by liver and kidney degeneration within a few days.

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