Neurospora

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neurospora

(njʊˈrɒspərə)
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(Plants) a genus of fast-growing orange-red fungus characterized by markings on the spores resembling axons, used widely in genetic and biochemical research
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Noun1.Neurospora - genus of fungi with black perithecia used extensively in genetic research; includes some forms with orange spore masses that cause severe damage in bakeries
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Sphaeriaceae, Sphaeriaceae - parasitic fungi having globose and sometimes necked or beaked perithecia