Genetics of Neurospora

  • R. H. Davis
Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 2)


Many advances, particularly in molecular techniques, have transformed work on Neurospora crassa. All areas of biological research have felt their impact. These include the areas of basic genetics begun by Dodge, Lindegren, and the Beadle and Tatum group prior to 1955 (Horowitz 1991); biochemical genetics, enzymology, and morphogenesis between 1945 and the present; and regulation and compartmentation of biochemical activities since 1965 (see Perkins 1992a). Most of the work in these areas might have been abandoned without molecular approaches, particularly in view of the spectacular development of yeast as an experimental system for genetic, cellular, and biochemical problems. The most recent edition (the fourth) of the classic treatise, Fungal Genetics, by Fincham et al. (1979) should be consulted for the status of work in N. crassa, especially genetics, up to that time.


Mating Type Neurospora Crassa Biological Clock Duplicate Sequence Repeated Induce Point 
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  • R. H. Davis
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  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biology and BiochemistryUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

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