Organism as discovered in nature.
Describes the organism as first isolated from nature, prior to introduction of additional mutations. In some genetic studies a natural variant is arbitrarily chosen as the â€šwild-type' point of reference.
Wild-type describes the genotype or phenotype that is found in nature or in the standard laboratory stock for a given organism. Defined as key term in Genetics 1.1.7 Different alleles can interact to change the phenotype