an organism having an appearance that is characteristic of the species in a natural breeding population.
the form or forms of a gene commonly occurring in nature in a given species.
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- wild-type, adjective
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How to use wild type in a sentence
Among the non-hospitalized patients, immune responses were still strong enough to prevent disease when it came to the wild type virus and the Alpha variant.
For the wild type, the response was uniform—and encouraging.
All subjects showed weaker immunity to the variants compared to the wild type.
The wild-type mice were given random compounds, along with half of the mutants.
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The F1 (wild-type) flies from bow male by arc female were inbred.
Whether the latter represents a truly wild type now extinct, cannot be determined.
When yellow (not-sable) females were mated to (not-yellow) sable males they gave wild-type (gray) daughters and yellow sons.
Sable males of the purified stock were mated to wild females and gave wild-type (gray) males and females.
Yellow sable males were bred to wild females and F1 consisted of wild-type males and females.
British Dictionary definitions for wild type
biology the typical form of a species of organism resulting from breeding under natural conditions
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