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Prototroph vs. Auxotroph

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Prototrophnoun

(biology) Any microorganism that can synthesize its nutrients from inorganic material

Auxotrophnoun

Any microorganism that has lost the ability to synthesize an organic compound required for its growth, usually as a result of mutation

Prototrophnoun

A prototrophic microorganism.

Auxotrophnoun

a mutant organism (especially a bacterium or fungus) that requires a particular additional nutrient which the normal strain does not.

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