Uninucleate microconidia have been used to check the purity of laboratory stocks of Neurospora. Stock cultures of N. crassa and N. intermedia become heterokaryotic due to spontaneous mutation.
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Adhvaryu, K. K.,
"Use of microconidia for testing the genetic purity of Neurospora stocks,"
Fungal Genetics Reports:
Vol. 47, Article 6.