Live Sordaria fimicola demonstrates crossing over during cell division. Wild Type crosses with Gray and Tan. Gray crosses with Wild Type and Tan. Tan crosses with Wild Type and Gray.
Ascospores, the microscopic spores within the fungi’s ascus, exhibit characteristic color patterns based on mutant type and are readily observable under a microscope. The arrangement of ascospores is used to estimate percentage of crossover between the centromere and the gene that controls spore color.
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For your convenience we have performed a cross between wild type and tan mutant strains.
Note: Perishable, Please specify delivery date; allow two weeks for delivery.
Supplied in Sordaria growth medium.
Incubate at 30°C.