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

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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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Neurospora is used as a biological tool to understand the mechanism of plant genetics by the scientists. It is because of the following reasons :
(a) It is haploid so recessive traits can be studied.
(b) A lot of information is available about its genome.
© As a result of sexual reproduction, it produces 8 ascospres which show a specific arrangement. This helps to study recombination.