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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) mutantsee CONDITIONAL MUTANT.
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