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Circadian rhythm in the pink–orange bread mould Neurospora crassa:for what?

Maheshwari, Ramesh (2007) Circadian rhythm in the pink–orange bread mould Neurospora crassa:for what? In: Journal of Biosciences, 32 (6). pp. 1053-1058.

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Abstract

To paraphrase Theodosius Dobzhansky: Nothing in biology makes sense unless it is in the light of reproduction (Dobzhansky 1973). Does the once in 24 hours (circadian) production of macroconidia in Neurospora crassa growing on an agar medium in a race tube (fi gure 1) or in a Petri dish as studied in the mutants invertase (Sargeant et al 1966) or band (Ramsdale 2001; Tan et al 2004; Price-Lloyd et al 2005) contribute to its reproductive success in nature? The characteristic pigmented macroconidia were fi rst recognized in 1843 on mouldy bread in bakeries of Paris (Perkins 1992).

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Neurospora;circadian rhythm;microfauna;co-evolution;sexual reproduction;conidia.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2008 05:23
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:54
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/16845

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