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.
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temperature-sensitive (ts) mutant

see CONDITIONAL MUTANT.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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