prototrophic


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pro·to·troph·ic

(prō'tō-trof'ik),
1. Pertaining to a prototroph.
2. Denoting the ability to undertake anabolism or to obtain nourishment from a single source, as with iron, sulfur, or nitrifying bacteria or photosynthesizing plants.

prototrophic

(prō′tə-trō′fĭk, -trŏf′ĭk)
adj.
Having the same metabolic capabilities and nutritional requirements as the wild type parent strain: prototrophic bacteria.

pro′to·troph′, pro′to·troph′y n.