prototrophic


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pro·to·tro·phic

 (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.

prototrophic

(ˌprəʊtəˈtrɒfɪk)
adj
1. (Biology) (esp of bacteria) feeding solely on inorganic matter
2. (Biology) (of cultured bacteria, fungi, etc) having no specific nutritional requirements

pro•to•troph•ic

(ˌproʊ təˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk)

adj.
1. having the same nutritional requirements as the normal or wild type.
2. capable of synthesizing nutrients from inorganic matter: prototrophic bacteria.
[1895–1900]
pro′to•troph` (-ˌtrɒf, -ˌtroʊf) n.
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