thermotherapy


thermotherapy
Exposure to elevated temperatures, a technique mainly used for virus or mycoplasma elimination, taking advantage of the higher thermostability of the host over its pathogen.
Synonym: heat therapy

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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