wild type, wild-type
Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- Geneticists’ term for standard or reference type. Deviants from this standard, even if the deviants are found in the wild, are usually referred to as mutant. (Note that this terminology is not usually applied to human genes.)
Glossary of "Evolution (4th ed.)" by Futuyma & Kirkpatrick (2017)
- The allele, genotype, or phenotype that is most prevalent (if there is one) in wild populations; with reference to the wild-type allele, other alleles are often termed mutations.
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.
- Futuyma, D. J. & Kirkpatrick, M. 2017. Evolution, 4th ed. -xviii + 602 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.