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  • n  genus of fungi with black perithecia used extensively in genetic research; includes some forms with orange spore masses that cause severe damage in bakeries
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  • Rutgers-Camden program aims for tech-science diversity
    It's a good thing red bread mold grows so quickly. Camden County College student Paul Manofu has only a few weeks to study the effects of tobacco on the fast-growing Neurospora crassa, considered a "model organism" for research because of its 24-hour growth spurts.
    July 23, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

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