Neurospora crassa dimensions at 25 C

(Prepared by Namboori Raju and Tony Griffiths)

Hyphal diameter: 8-15 um
Compartment length: 15-40 um
Branch interval Range 0-600um, mode 50 um
macroconidial diameter: 5-8 um
microconidial diameter: 2.5-3.5 um
Ascospore length and breadth: 27-30 x 13-15 um
mean growth rate at 25C: 3.7-4.0 mm/hour
# nuclei of macroconidia: Range 1-10, mode 2 or 3
# nuclei of microconidia: 1
# nuclei of Ascospores: 32-64
Perithecial diameter: 400-500 um
# of asci per perithecium: 200-400
Ascus size at maturity: 15-18 x 180-200 um
Diameter of pore at ascus apex: 3-4 um through which the 15 um ascospores are forcefully ejected
Chromosome lengths (pachytene) longest 14-18 um; shortest 5-7 um


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