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This image shows a rosette of maturing asci (meiotic cells) of Neurospora crassa, from Wild type x histone H1-GFP. Histone H1 being a chromosomal protein, the GFP-tagged nuclei (two per spore at this stage) glow in four of the eight ascospores of each ascus; the remaining four ascospores carry the untagged nuclei from the wild-type parent. Photo credit: Namboori B. Raju, Stanford University.

This genome was sequenced by the Broad Institute. Neurospora crassa is the best-characterized fungus among the filamentous fungi, a group of organisms critically important to agriculture, medicine, and the environment. This orange bread mold is an important model organism for genetic and biochemical studies. The Neurospora crassa genome is 43 Mb, organized in 7 chromosomes.

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