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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In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, DNA deletions were scored by reversion to histidine prototrophy. Human lymphoblastoid cells were examined for the frequency of gamma-H2AX foci formation, indicative of DNA double strand break formation.
None of the tester strains showed increased reversion to prototrophy either in the absence or presence of rat liver metabolic activation system.