The Neurospora crassa genome opens up the world of filamentous fungi
Department of Genetics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
Genome Biology 2003, 4:217 doi:10.1186/gb-2003-4-6-217Published: 28 May 2003
The filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa, which has played an important role in the development of modern genetics, has several unique genome-defense mechanisms, including a process called repeat-induced point mutation. The draft genome sequence has revealed several unusual features, which suggest that the evolution of N. crassa has been greatly influenced by these defense mechanisms.