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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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In Multan, four hot spots of white fly and eight hot spots of Aphid were reported.
Myth: Provide plenty of fresh drinking water for your dog so that dehydration doesn't cause stress-related hot spots.
Finally, by establishing goals and priorities to determine where they need police patrols, officers can attack these hot spots in an effective and efficient manner.
We classify hot spot subsystems similarly to meta-patterns [6], into the different categories: non-recursive, in which a requested service is provided essentially from only one object; chain-structured (1:1) recursive: wherein a requested service may be provided by a chain of subclass objects; and tree-structured (1:n) recursive, meaning a requested service may be provided by a tree of subclass objects.
Users of those devices can access the Internet in tens of thousands of hot spots in 77 countries around the world.
Two hot spots of white fly, five hot spots of jassid and one hot spot of Thrips were reported from Pakpattan.
Two to 3 million years ago, the Hawaiian hot spot began fueling two closely spaced but parallel chains of volcanoes, which scientists have dubbed the Kea and the Loa chains.
The wear on the control cage alters the hot spot because it allows more room for the abrasive to be thrown.
MULTAN -- Agriculture experts have advised farmers to perform pest scouting of cotton crop twice a week pleading that officials have noticed some hot spots of pests and bollworms in cotton zone districts of Punjab.
The team found the wave responsible for the hot spots glides up and down through layers of the atmosphere like a carousel horse on a merry-go-round.
Astronomers have for the first time discerned a hot spot on the surfaces of three of these cosmic oddities.
This week, engineers will begin drilling several wells near a suspected hot spot where the U.