temperature-sensitive mutant


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tem·per·a·ture-·sen·si·tive mu·tant

a viral mutant that is able to replicate at one portion of a temperature range but not at another, the parent (wild-type) strain being able to replicate over the whole temperature range; usually a product is not made at the elevated temperature. Compare: cold-sensitive mutant, quick-stop mutant.

temperature-sensitive (ts) mutant

see CONDITIONAL MUTANT.
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