prototrophic


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prototrophic

[¦prōd·ō¦träf·ik]
(microbiology)
Pertaining to bacteria with the nutritional properties of the wild type, or the strains found in nature.
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Thus, the Hfr strains were able to donate genes via recombination but were unable to survive and out-compete the prototrophic E.
Both recombinant genotypes are prototrophic and so can grow without supplemental amino acids.