A genus of fungi (class Ascomycetes) grown in cultures and used in research in genetics and cellular biochemistry. SYN: pink bread mold. [neuro- + G. spora, seed]

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neu·ros·po·ra n(y)u̇-'räs-pə-rə n
1) cap a genus (family Sphaeriaceae) of ascomycetous fungi which are used extensively in genetic research and have black perithecia and persistent asci and some of which have salmon pink or orange spore masses and are severe pests in bakeries
2) any ascomycetous fungus of the genus Neurospora

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Neu·ros·po·ra (n-rosґpə-rə) a genus of usually saprobic fungi of the family Sordariaceae, comprising the bread molds; they are capable of converting tryptophan to nicotinic acid and are extensively used in genetic and enzyme research.

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  • Neurospora — Neurospora,   saprophytische Schlauchpilzgattung, deren bekannteste Vertreter, Neurospora crassa und Neurospora sitophila, oft auf feuchtem Brot vorkommen. Die raschwüchsigen Neurosporaarten sind wichtige Forschungsobjekte der Genetik und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • neurospora — neu·ro·spò·ra s.f. TS bot. fungo cosmopolita del genere Neurospora | con iniz. maiusc., genere della famiglia delle Sordariacee {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1958. ETIMO: dal lat. scient. Neurospōra, vd. neuro e spora …   Dizionario italiano

  • Neurospora — 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 • Syn: ↑genus Neurospora • Hypernyms: ↑fungus genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Sphaeriaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • neurospora — noun Etymology: New Latin, from neur + spora spore Date: 1928 any of a genus (Neurospora of the family Sordariaceae) of ascomycetous fungi which are used extensively in genetic research and have black perithecia and persistent asci and some of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Neurospora — An Ascomycete fungus, 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, arranged linearly in an… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Neurospora — …   Википедия

  • Neurospora — Neu|ro|spo|ra* die (Plur.) <zu gr. sporá »Saat; Frucht«> ↑saprophytische Schlauchpilzgattung, deren raschwüchsige Arten (z. B. der Brotpilz) wichtige Forschungsobjekte der Genetik u. Biochemie sind …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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