wild-type

wild type

noun Genetics.
1.
an organism having an appearance that is characteristic of the species in a natural breeding population.
2.
the form or forms of a gene commonly occurring in nature in a given species.

wild-type, adjective
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wild type
 
n
biology the typical form of a species of organism resulting from breeding under natural conditions

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wild type n.
The typical form of an organism, strain, gene, or characteristic as it occurs in nature, as distinguished from mutant forms that may result from selective breeding.

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