Lysogeny D008242

Phenomena and Processes [G] » Genetic Phenomena [G05] » Virus Integration » Lysogeny

Phenomena and Processes [G] » Microbiological Phenomena [G06] » Virus Physiological Phenomena » Virus Integration » Lysogeny

Description

The phenomenon by which a temperate phage incorporates itself into the DNA of a bacterial host, establishing a kind of symbiotic relation between PROPHAGE and bacterium which results in the perpetuation of the prophage in all the descendants of the bacterium. Upon induction (VIRUS ACTIVATION) by various agents, such as ultraviolet radiation, the phage is released, which then becomes virulent and lyses the bacterium.   MeSH

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