Genetic research is currently one of the latest directions in the study of mushrooms, being conducted to reveal the DNA of a variety of mushroom types, including Psilocybin spores and the mushrooms that develop from them. This type of research is important and revealing in many ways – here are some of those ways:
- Forensic importance – DNA mapping is very important for the identification of the mushroom species ingested in the case of intoxications. If a patient suspected of having ingested some type of mushroom needs medical attention, the quick identification of the toxin in the patient’s body is very important and often a life saver. The genetic mapping of the most common mushrooms available for human consumption can help with the process.
- Revealing the healing potential of mushrooms – as medical interest has turned towards the potential medical benefits of magic mushrooms, scientists started to take special interest in the genetic mapping of mushroom species belonging to the psilocybin family with the purpose of revealing the exact mechanisms that stand behind the medical benefits of the mushrooms. Genetic research in the field can help account for the positive health effects of administering magic mushrooms, cultivated from top rated psychedelic mushroom spores, in small doses and can further propel scientific research.