Definition: 'Conditionally Lethal Mutant'
conditionally lethal mutantType: Term
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
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