Jack O’Lanterns are bioluminescent mushrooms that possess the ability to produce Luciferase, an enzyme responsible for the glowing gills, which is an ATP/Phosporylation pathway. This pathway can be useful for studying the effects of chemical pollutants, organophosphate runoff from herbicides and fertilizers, and other naturally or man-made compounds. We use this mushroom and culture to produce novel antibiotics and for mycoremediation experiments. POISONOUS, NOT FOR CONSUMPTION, ORNAMENTAL ONLY. Excellent for nature trails and just a beautiful mushroom to be admired and viewed in the dark!
|Edibility and Taste||POISONOUS – NOT EDIBLE|
|Grows On||Hardwood Logs, Buried|