Wild type

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Wild type definition

The form of an organism or gene isolated from nature. (Alcamo’s Fundamentals of Microbiology)

A strain of microorganism isolated from nature or one used as a parent in a genetics investigation. The usual or native form of a gene or organism. (Brock Biology of Microorganisms)

The natural, nonmutated form of a genetic trait. (Foundation in Microbiology by Talaro and Chess)

A prevalent form of a gene or phenotype. (Prescott’s Microbiology)