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  • noun biology The inability of a microorganism to synthesize an organic compound required for its growth, often as a result of mutation

Etymologies

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auxo- + -trophy

Examples

  • We first evaluated activation from the E-box by the HIS3 reporter assay that allows detection of colony survival under histidine auxotrophy.

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