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Neurospora and ascomycetes fungus has been used as biological tool understand the mechanism of plant genetics much in the same way as Drosophila has been used to study animal genetics. What makes Neurospora so important as a genetic tool?



Neurospora was selected to be a very good tool in genetics because it can be grown easily under laboratory conditions by providing minimal medium like inorganic salts, carbohydrates source and vitamin (biotin) under X - rays treatment. The mutations can be easily introduced in the fungal cells and meiotic cell division can be seen easily.

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