Prototroph - definition of prototroph by The Free Dictionary
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pro·to·tro·phic (prō′tə-trō′fĭk, -trŏf′ĭk)
Having the same metabolic capabilities and nutritional requirements as the wild type parent strain: prototrophic bacteria.
pro′to·troph′, pro′to·troph′y n.
(Biology) a prototrophic life form
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