Useful NEUROSPORA reviews, reference works, and compilations





Davis, R. H. 2000. Neurospora: Contributions of a Model Organism. Oxford University Press, New York.




Perkins, D. D., A. Radford, and M. S. Sachs. 2001. The Neurospora Compendium: Chromosomal Loci. Academic Press, San Diego.


Radford, A. 2004 (continuing) .The Neurospora crassa gene list: A compilation of genes, products, phenotypes, and genetic and physical mapping data.



Perkins, D. D., A. Radford, D. Newmeyer, and M. Björkman, 1982.  Chromosomal loci of Neurospora crassa. Microbiol. Rev. 46: 426-570.


Perkins, D. D.  1997. Chromosome rearrangements in Neurospora and other filamentous fungi. Adv. Genet. 36: 239-398.


Genome annotation


Borkovich, K. A., L. A. Alex,  O. Yarden, M. Freitag, G. E. Turner, N. D. Read, S. Seiler, D. Bell-Pedersen, J. Paietta, N. Plesofsky, M. Plamann, M. Goodrich-Tanrikulu, U. Schulte, G. Mannhaupt, F. E. Nargang, A. Radford, A., C. Selitrennikoff, J. E. Galagan, J. C. Dunlap, J. J. Loros, D. Catcheside, H.Inoue, R. Aramayo, M. Plamann, E. U. Selker, M. S. Sachs, G. A. Marzluf, I. Paulsen, I., R.Davis, D. J. Ebbole, A. Zelter, E. R. Kalkman, R. O'Rourke, F. Bowring, J. Yeadon, C. Ishii, K. Suzuki, W. Sakai, and R. Pratt. 2004. Lessons from the genome sequence of Neurospora crassa: Tracing the path from genomic blueprint to multicellular organism. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev. 68: 1-108.


Radford, A. 2004. Metabolic highways of Neurospora crassa revisited. Adv. Genet.(in press)




Horowitz, N. H. 1991. Fifty years ago: The Neurospora revolution. Genetics 127: 631-636.


Perkins, D. D.  1992.  Neurospora: The organism behind the molecular revolution. Genetics 130: 687-701.


Horowitz, N. H.  1973. Neurospora and the beginnings of molecular genetics. Neurospora Newsl. 20: 4-6.


Horowitz, N. H. 1984. The origins of molecular genetics: One gene, one enzyme. BioEssays 3: 37-39.


Fincham, J. R. S. 1985. From auxotropic mutants to DNA sequences. In Gene Manipulation in Fungi. (J. W. Bennett and L. L. Lasure, eds.). pp. 3-34. Academic Press.


Perkins, D. D.,  1992  Neurospora chromosomes.  In The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics (N. Federoff and D. Botstein, eds.)  pp. 33-44. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.


Perkins, D. D., and R. H. Davis. 2000. Neurospora at the millennium. Fungal Genet. Biol. 31:153-167.


Davis, R. H., and D. D. Perkins.  2002. Neurospora: A model of model microbes. Nature Rev. Genet. 3: 397-403.


Perkins, D. D., and R. H. Davis. 2002. Neurospora chronology -- 1843-2002. Fungal Genet. Newslett. 49:4-8.




Fungal Genetics Stock Center.  Neurospora Bibliography.


Bachmann, B. J., and W. N. Strickland.  1965. Neurospora Bibliography and Index. Yale Univ. Press,. New Haven.


Bachmann, B. J.  1970. Neurospora bibliography and index: Number two, 1964-1969. Neurospora Newslett. 17: 3-80.


Perkins, D. D. 1994  Neurospora tetrasperma bibliography.  Fungal Genet. Newslett. 41:69-78.



Perkins, D. D. 2003. Neurospora tetrasperma bibliography -- Additions. Fungal Genet. Newslett.50:24-26.




Davis, R. H., and F. J. de Serres.  1970. Genetic and microbiological research techniques for Neurospora crassa. Meth. Enzymol. 17: 79-143.


Perkins, D. D., 1986  Hints and precautions for the care, feeding and breeding of Neurospora. Fungal Genet. Newslett. 33: 35-41.


Ryan, F. J. 1950. Selected methods of Neurospora genetics. Methods Med. Res. 3: 51-75.


Perkins, D. D.  1999.  Neurospora genetic nomenclature.  Fungal Genet. Newslett. 46:34-41. (Reprinted in Davis 2000, Perkins et al. 2001)



Special topics


Mating type, heterokaryons, vegetative incompatibility


Glass, N. L., and M. A. Nelson. 1994. Mating-type genes in mycelial ascomycetes. In The Mycota, Vol. I: Growth, Differentiation and Sexuality. (J. G. H. Wessels and F. Meinhardt, eds.) pp. 295-306. Springer-Verlag.


Glass, N. L., and S. J. Saupe.  2002. Vegetative incompatibility in filamentous ascomycetes. In: Molecular Biology of Fungal Development. (H. D. Osiewacz, ed.). Marcel Dekker, New York. pp. 109-131.


Glass, N. L., D. J. Jacobson, and, P. K. T. Shiu. 2000.  The genetics of hyphal fusion and vegetative incompatibility in filamentous ascomycete fungi.  Annu. Rev. Genet. 34:165-186.


Shiu, P. K. T., and N. L. Glass.  2000. Cell and nuclear recognition mechanisms mediated by mating type in filamentous ascomycetes. Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 3 183-188.


Davis, R. H.  1966. Mechanisms of inheritance. 2. Heterokaryosis. In The Fungi: An Advanced Treatise. Vol. 2 (G. C. Ainsworth and A. S. Sussman, eds.)  pp. 567-588. Academic Press.


Genetics and cytogenetics


Davis, R. H., 2004. Genetics of Neurospora.  In The Mycota, Vol. 2: Genetics and Biotechnology. 2nd edition. (U. Kück, ed.), pp. 295-306. Springer-Verlag.


Perkins, D. D., and E. G. Barry, 1977  The cytogenetics of Neurospora. Adv. Genet. 19: 133‑285.


Perkins, D. D., 1979  Neurospora as an object for cytogenetic research.  Stadler Genet. Symp. 11: 145-164.


Raju, N. B.  1980. Meiosis and ascospore genesis in Neurospora. European J. Cell Biol. 23: 208-223.


Raju, N. B. 1992. Genetic control of the sexual cycle in Neurospora. Mycol. Res. 96: 241-262.


Emerson, S.  1966. Mechanisms of inheritance. 1. Mendelian. In The Fungi: An Advanced Treatise. Vol. 2.( G. C. Ainsworth and A.S. Sussman, eds.) pp.513-566. Academic Press.


Stadler, D. R.  1996. Meiotic recombination in filamentous fungi. J. Genet. 75: 265-280.


Metabolism, regulation, transport


Davis, R. H.  1986. Compartmental and regulatory mechanisms in the arginine pathways of Neurospora crassa and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Microbiol. Rev. 50: 280-313.


Sachs, M. S.  1996. General and cross-pathway controls of amino acid biosynthesis  In The Mycota Vol. 3. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. (R. Brambl and G. A. Marzluf, eds.), pp. 316-345. Springer-Verlag.


Mitochondria and mitochondrial plasmids


Kennell, J. C., R. A. Collins, A. J. F. Griffiths, and F. E. Nargang. 2004. Mitochondrial genetics of Neurospora. In The Mycota, Vol. 2: Genetics and Biotechnology. 2nd edition. (U. Kück, ed.), pp. 95-112. Springer-Verlag.


Griffiths, A. J. F. 1996. Mitochondrial inheritance in filamentous fungi. J. Genet. 75: 403-414.


Griffiths, A. J. F. 1995. Natural plasmids of filamentous fungi. Microbiol. Rev. 59: 673-85.


RIP and silencing


Selker, E. U.  1990. Premeiotic instability of repeated sequences in Neurospora crassa. Annu. Rev. Genet. 24: 579-614.,EU)


Selker, E. U.  2002. Repeat-induced gene silencing in fungi. Adv. Genet. 46: 439-450.


Pickford, A. S., C. Catalanotto, C. Cogoni, and G. Macino.  2002. Quelling in Neurospora crassa. Adv. Genet. 46: 277-303.


Cogoni, C. 2001. Homology-dependent gene silencing mechanisms in fungi.  Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 55: 381-406.


Cogoni, C. 2002. Unifying homology effects.  Nature Genet. 30:245-246.


Natural populations


Turner, B. C., and D. D. Perkins. 2001. Neurospora from natural populations: A global study.  Fungal Genet. Biol. 32:67-92.


Perkins, D. D., and B. C. Turner.  1988. Neurospora from natural populations: Toward the population biology of a haploid eukaryote. Exp. Mycol. 12: 91-131.


Raju, N. B. 2002. Spore killers: Meiotic drive elements that distort genetic ratios. In Molecular Biology of Fungal Development. (H. D. Osiewacz, ed.), pp. 275-296. Marcel Decker.


Turner, B. C., and D. D. Perkins, 1991  Meiotic drive in Neurospora and other fungi.  Am. Nat. 137: 416-429.


Circadian rhythms, photobiology


Dunlap, J. C., J. J. Loros, D. Denault, K. Lee, A. Froelich, H. Colot, M. Shi, and A. Pregueiro.  2004. Genetics and molecular biology of circadian rhythms.  In The Mycota III. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2nd ed. (R. Brambl and G. A. Marzluf, eds.), pp. 209-229.  Springer-Verlag.


Bell-Pedersen, D.  2002. Circadian rhythms in Neurospora crassa. In: Molecular Biology of

Fungal Development. (H. D. Osiewacz, ed.). pp. 187-214. Marcel Dekker.


Lakin-Thomas, P. L.  2000. Circadian rhythms: New functions for old clock genes. Trends Genet. 16 135-142.!&_cdi=5183&view=c&_acct=C000012078&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=145269&md5=1d8dde2d8981ad79437297ed6c7960d5


Lakin-Thomas, P. L., G. G. Cote, and S. Brody.  1990. Circadian rhythms in Neurospora crassa: Biochemistry and genetics. Crit. Rev. Microbiol. 17: 365-416.


Linden, H.  2002. Blue light perception and signal transduction in Neurospora crassa. In: MolecularBiology of Fungal Development. (H. D.  Osiewacz, ed.), pp. 165-185. Marcel Dekker.


Lauter, F.-R.  1996. Molecular genetics of fungal photobiology. J. Genet. 75: 375-386.


Mutation and DNA repair


Schroeder, A.L., H. Inoue, and M.S. Sachs.  1998. DNA repair in Neurospora. In: DNA Damage and Repair. Vol. 1: Biochemistry, Genetics, and Cell Biology. pp. 503-538. (J.A. Nickoloff and M.F. Hoekstra, eds.).  Humana Press, Totowa, NJ.