Haploid (one chromosome set per nucleus)

Seven chromosomes per set (n=7)

Genome size 43 Mb (Mb = Megabase = one million nucleotide pairs)

Number of genes ~ 10,000

Average gene size 1.7 kb

Average number of introns per gene 1.7

Transposons rare

Mapped breakpoints of duplication-generating-translocations
from Parmit Kumar Singh (CCMB)

For more information on the Neurospora genome see

Galagan et al, 2003
Mannhaupt et al, 2003

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