Q. With reference to ‘Cordyceps militaris’ seen in the news recently consider the following statements:
1.It is also called super mushroom.
2.It is found throughout the northern hemisphere. 
3.It is responsible for decay of trees.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A

Statement 1: Cordyceps militaris is also called super mushroom because of its high medicinal properties.

Statement 2: It is found throughout the northern hemisphere.

Statement 3: The statement is incorrect. Cordyceps militaris is a parasitic fungus known for its anti-ageing, anti-viral, energy and immunity-boosting effect.

Source: The Hindu.