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wild type

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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.
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Related formswild-type, adjective
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wild type

  1. biology the typical form of a species of organism resulting from breeding under natural conditions
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wild type

  1. 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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