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Prototroph vs. Auxotroph

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  • Prototroph (noun)

    Any microorganism that can synthesize its nutrients from inorganic material

  • Auxotroph (noun)

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

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  • Prototroph (noun)

    A prototrophic microorganism.

  • Auxotroph (noun)

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

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