term: auxotrophic

Sabina Sangaletti sasang at tin.it
Sun Dec 3 14:35:24 EST 2000


I found auxotrophic related to eterotrophic organism that needs to growth,
besides  basic  organic molecules, also small intermediary metabolites (i.e.
aminoacids) that he could not syntyetize.
Sabina
Gavin wrote in message <39EF2F13.83985F53 at zonvark.wustl.edu>...
>Hi,
>
>Just a quick question:  What does "auxotrophic" mean?
>I suspect it is not the same as "autotrophic".
>
>Gavin
>







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