auxotrophic definition

  • adjective:
    • needing a number of certain substances for development and metabolic process your parental organism was able to synthesize on its own. Used with value to organisms, including strains of bacteria, algae, or fungi, that can no longer synthesize specific development aspects as a result of mutational changes.
    • explaining a strain of organism that requires a particular metabolic compound that moms and dad organism surely could synthesize on it's own

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