Insights & Perspectives
Neurospora as a model to empirically test central hypotheses in eukaryotic genome evolution
Why this fungal genus offers promising opportunities
Article first published online: 12 SEP 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 34, Issue 11, pages 934–937, November 2012
How to Cite
Whittle, C. A. and Johannesson, H. (2012), Neurospora as a model to empirically test central hypotheses in eukaryotic genome evolution. Bioessays, 34: 934–937. doi: 10.1002/bies.201200110
- Issue published online: 12 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 12 SEP 2012
The fungus Neurospora comprises a novel model for testing hypotheses involving the role of sex and reproduction in eukaryotic genome evolution. Its variation in reproductive mode, lack of sex-specific genotypes, availability of phylogenetic species, and young sex-regulating chromosomes make research in this genus complementary to animal and plant models.