prototrophic

adjective pro·to·tro·phic \ ˌprō-tə-ˈtrō-fik \

Definition of prototrophic

: having the nutritional requirements of the normal or wild type

prototrophy

play \prō-ˈtä-trə-fē\ noun

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prototrophic

adjective pro·to·tro·phic \ ˌprōt-ə-ˈtrō-fik \

medical Definition of prototrophic

1 : deriving nutriment from inorganic sources
  • prototrophic bacteria
2 : not requiring specific nutritional substances for normal metabolism and reproduction : not differing from the wild type in nutritional requirements used especially of bacteria and fungi
  • a yeast prototrophic for uracil and leucine
— compare auxotrophic

prototrophy

play \prō-ˈtä-trə-fē\ noun, plural prototrophies

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