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hot spot

a region in a gene in which there is a putatively high rate of mutation or recombination.

hot spot

1 a site in a gene sequence at which mutations occur with an unusually high frequency.
2 an area on a nuclear medicine image that represents an abnormally high absorption of radiation.

hot spot

Epidemiology A region with a marked ↑ of a particular disease–eg, HIV infection among disenfranchised inner-city inhabitants. See Designer antibodies.

hot spot

(hot spot)
A region in a gene in which there is a putatively high rate of mutation.
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2) Identifying these hot spots through crime analysis and crime-specific planning can lower the level and the fear of crime.
The South Pacific, she notes, has many separate volcanic chains, each attributed to separate hot spots.
The potential for wireless connectivity is limitless, but the experience can be frustrating as you move from place to place and try to discover and connect to a hot spot or EV-DO network," said Greg Hayes, Head of Convergence, HELIO LLC.
Worm traces his interest in hot spots to work begun in the 1980s highlighting bio-diversity centers on land.
Devices such as a multi-mode PCMCIA card will allow a user to maintain connectivity in a large hot zone as they move in and out of hot spot coverage.
The 10 hot spots "represent very high priorities for conservation because they contain a disproportionately large fraction of the world's biological heritage," says Callum Roberts of the University of York in England.
Hot-Spot-In-A-Box(SM) features our Airpath Roaming Connector, ARC100C, which provides all the network equipment required to build a Hot Spot bundled into a single unit-just add broadband and you're ready to go.
However, the August encounter revealed the new hot spot and its even taller plume 600 km southwest of Tvashtar.
Belkin Wi-Fi Phone for Skype is the First Mobile Device to Use Boingo[R] Embedded Wi-Fi Toolkit to Enable Global Roaming on Tens of Thousands of Hot Spots Around the World
In this way, the hot spot retains its high temperature and compact appearance.
In response to the hot spot that was found, the department ordered construction halted in that area and told the developers to come up with a cleanup plan.
With the Belkin Wi-Fi Phone for Skype, you can now make Skype calls anywhere that you can connect to a Boingo Wireless hot spot.