Int. J. Dev. Biol. 64: 29 - 34 (2020)
doi: 10.1387/ijdb.190162dk
© UPV/EHU Press

Fungal senescence induced by the Neurospora sen mutation and mitochondrial plasmids - the contributions of Ramesh Maheshwari

Durgadas P. Kasbekar*

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Uppal, Hyderabad, India

ABSTRACT This article describes some of the research contributions made by Prof. Ramesh Maheshwari and his colleagues at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. These include (1) the understanding of the Neurospora life cycle in agricultural (sugarcane) fields, (2) identification of Neurospora mutants that trigger vegetative spore development via microcycle conidiation, and (3) isolation of wild Neurospora strains in which the essential immortality of the fungal mycelia is subverted.

Keywords:

furfural, mitochondrial plasmid, nucleus-mitochondria interaction, somatic mutation, syntrophic growth

*Corresponding author e-mail: kas@cdfd.org.in