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auxotrophic

 [awk″so-trof´ik]
1. requiring a growth factor not required by the parental or prototype strain; said of microbial mutants.
2. requiring specific organic growth factors in addition to the carbon source present in a minimal medium.

aux·o·tro·phic

(awk'sō-trof'ik, -trō'fik),
Pertaining to an auxotroph.

auxotrophic

/auxo·tro·phic/ (awk″so-tro´fik)
1. requiring a growth factor not required by the parental or prototype strain; said of microbial mutants.
2. requiring specific organic growth factors in addition to the carbon source present in a minimal medium.

aux·o·tro·phic

(awk'sō-trō'fik)
Pertaining to an auxotroph.

auxotrophic

1. requiring a growth factor not required by the parental or prototype strain; said of microbial mutants.
2. requiring specific organic growth factors in addition to the carbon source present in a minimal medium.
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