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Definition: 'Conditionally Lethal Mutant'

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conditionally lethal mutant

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a viral mutant that can replicate under some (permissive) conditions but not under other (restrictive or nonpermissive) conditions, the parent (wild-type) strain being able to replicate under both conditions.

Synonyms: conditional-lethal mutant

See: suppressor-sensitive mutant, temperature-sensitive mutant



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