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suppressor-sensitive mutant

 

Definition: a conditionally lethal, host range, bacteriophage mutant that produces nonsense codons and can replicate only in a host bacterium able to translate the nonsense codon; the mutation's effects are lethal (prevent replication of the virus) in a bacterium without such a suppressor mechanism.

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