Definition of Neurospora

1. Noun. Genus of fungi with black perithecia used extensively in genetic research; includes some forms with orange spore masses that cause severe damage in bakeries.

Exact synonyms: Genus Neurospora
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Sphaeriaceae, Sphaeriaceae

Definition of Neurospora

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Medical Definition of Neurospora

1. A fungus of the group Ascomycetes. It is haploid and grows as a mycelium. There are two mating types and fusion of nuclei of two opposite types leads to meiosis followed by mitosis. The resulting eight nuclei generate eight ascospores. These are arranged linearly in an ordered fashion in a pod like ascus, so that the various products of meiotic division can be identified and isolated. Because of this, Neurospora crassa is one of the classic organisms for genetic research, studies on biochemical mutants led Beadle and Tatum to propose the seminal one gene one enzyme hypothesis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neurospora

Neu-1 sialidase
Neubauer's artery
Neuberg ester
Neumann's cells
Neumann's disease
Neumann's law
Neumann's sheath
Neurotrichus gibbsii
Neusser's granules
Neutral Zone
Neva River
Nevada gas

Literary usage of Neurospora

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1. Biotechnology: Plant Nutrition: A Bibliography, January 1988-April 1993 by Janet Saunders (1994)
"Language: English Descriptors: neurospora crassa; Structural genes; ... U34 Nitrogen and sulfur regulatory circuits of neurospora. Fu, YH; Lee, HJ; Young, ..."

2. Biotechnology: Ti-Plasmids and Other Plan Vectors: Bibliography January 1993 by Raymond Dobert (1996)
"Language: English Descriptors: neurospora crassa; Fungi; Introns; ... A neurospora artificial in- tron based on the first intron of the am (glutamate ..."

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