Neurospora - an ascomycetes fungus has been used as a biological tool to 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?

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Ans. Neurospora is utilised as a model organism to study the genetics of plants.Many attributes of this organism make it perfect to be used for studies related to genetics. Some of these characteristics are as follows:

  • Quick procreation and therefore is easy to culture
  • Requires only minimum media

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