This rhythm is visibly expressed in Neurospora as a spore-forming rhythm in a petri dish (see photo below). Areas of the culture showing the developmental phenomena of spore formation can be seen as "bands" on the surface of the agar. Mutations affecting the rhythm lead to different numbers of bands on a plate as seen in the cla-1 strain below. We are investigating the effects of several classes of mutations on the clock:
Stuart Brody received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and was a postdoctoral fellow and assistant professor at Rockefeller University. Professor Brody was a recipient of an NIH Career Development Award from 1974 to 1979.