Asexual and sexual developments of Neurospora crassa on natural substrates

Lee K. 2012. Fungal Ecology 5:223-229.

Although Neurospora crassa is the model organism representing diverse filamentous fungi, we do not know much about their natural habitat and ecology. To gain more understanding of Neurospora ecology, experiments were performed using natural substrates for ecological questions.  Data in this paper supports the view that indigenous ascospores are likely source of inoculum for the colonization of Neurospora after wild fire and sensing light-perception in fungi is a fitness trait.