lysogenic cycle

The lysogenic cycle is complementary to the lytic cycle for viral entry and reproduction within cells. While the lytic cycle is common to both animal viruses and bacterial phages, the lysogenic cycle is more commonly found in animal viruses. The following are the steps of the lysogenic cycle: 1) Viral genome enters cell 2) Viral genome integrates into host cell genome 3) Host cell DNA polymerase copies viral chromosomes 4) Cell divides, and viru…

lysogenic bacterium (lysogen)

A bacterial cell capable of spontaneous lysis due, for example, to the release of a prophage from the bacterial chromosome….


The state of a bacterial cell that has an integrated phage ( prophage) in its chromosome….

List of Biology Words Starting with L

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zygotic induction

When a prophage is passed into an F- cell during conjugation it may begin vegetative growth. The sudden release of a lysogenic phage from an Hfr chromosome when the prophage enters the F-(minus) cell, and the subsequent lysis of the recipient cell….