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Genetica

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 245–249 | Cite as

Ascospore linearity in the four-spored ascus ofNeurospora tetrasperma

  • Ford Calhoun
  • H. Branch HoweJr.
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Abstract

The four-spored ascus ofNeurospora tetrasperma is linearly ordered, i.e. the order of the ascospores within the linear ascus directly reflects preceding meiotic events. This conclusion is based upon the finding of only two types of arrangements of homokaryotic ascospores in asci showing second division segregation and the failure to find any of the other four theoretically possible types of homokaryotic arrangements. The data are also consistent with the regular occurrence of nuclear passing at both the second and third meiotic divisions during ascus development.

Keywords

Ascus Meiotic Division Regular Occurrence Meiotic Event Ascus Development 
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© Martinus Nijhoff 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ford Calhoun
    • 1
  • H. Branch HoweJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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