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Neurospora Genetics

  1. Rowland H Davis

Published Online: 24 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0004236



How to Cite

Davis, R. H. 2006. Neurospora Genetics. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of California – Irvine, Irvine, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2006


Neurospora crassa is a filamentous fungus of the class Ascomycetes. It is a genetically well-understood organism used in the original work that defined the relationship between genes and enzymes.


  • Neurospora;
  • tetrad analysis;
  • gene–enzyme relationships;
  • ascomycete;
  • genome organization