prototroph


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prototroph

 [pro´to-trōf]
an organism with the same growth factor requirements as the ancestral strain; said of microbial mutants. adj., adj prototroph´ic.

pro·to·troph

(prō'tō-trof, -trōf),
A bacterial strain that has the same nutritional requirements as the wild-type strain from which it was derived.
See also: wild-type strain.
[proto- + G. trophē, nourishment]

prototroph

/pro·to·troph/ (pro´to-trōf) an organism with the same growth factor requirements as the ancestral strain; said of microbial mutants.prototroph´ic

pro·to·troph

(prō'tō-trōf)
A bacterial strain that has the same nutritional requirements as the wild-type strain from which it was derived.
[proto- + G. trophē, nourishment]

prototroph

a strain of an organism that does not possess growth requirements in excess of those of the wild type.

prototroph

an organism with the same growth factor requirements as the ancestral strain; said of microbial mutants.