auxotrophic mutant


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auxotrophic mutant

[¦ȯk·sə¦trä·fik ′myüt·ənt]
(genetics)
An organism that requires a specific exogenous growth factor, such as an amino acid, for its growth.
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Considering the fact, the present study was intended to select suitable maintenance medium for the auxotrophic mutant Micrococcus glutamicus [AB.