noun Etymology: New Latin, from neur- + spora spore Date: 1928 any of a genus (Neurospora of the family Sordariaceae) of ascomycetous fungi which are used extensively in genetic research and have black perithecia and persistent asci and some of which have salmon-pink or orange spore masses and are severe pests in bakeries

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  • neurospora — neu·ro·spò·ra s.f. TS bot. fungo cosmopolita del genere Neurospora | con iniz. maiusc., genere della famiglia delle Sordariacee {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1958. ETIMO: dal lat. scient. Neurospōra, vd. neuro e spora …   Dizionario italiano

  • Neurospora — noun genus of fungi with black perithecia used extensively in genetic research; includes some forms with orange spore masses that cause severe damage in bakeries • Syn: ↑genus Neurospora • Hypernyms: ↑fungus genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Sphaeriaceae …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Neurospora — A genus of fungi (class Ascomycetes) grown in cultures and used in research in genetics and cellular biochemistry. SYN: pink bread mold. [neuro + G. spora, seed] * * * neu·ros·po·ra n(y)u̇ räs pə rə …   Medical dictionary

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