Episode 12: Ergot A Better Title?


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Welcome back, citizen!

What do gangrene, witches, and LSD have in common? Find out when I talk to Dr. Anthony Glenn from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service about the plant pathogen known as ergot of rye.

If you want to learn more about this episode's topics, here are some links:

Claviceps purpurea (Wikipedia)

Ergot (American Phytopathological Society)

Grass (Encyclopedia Britannica)

Thank you to Dr. Anthony Glenn from The USDA for sharing his expertise on the show and to Rowen Cannon for providing the transcript for this episode, which you can find here.

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