Lysogeny definition

lī-sŏjə-nē
The fusion of the nucleic acid of a bacteriophage with that of a host bacterium so that the potential exists for the newly integrated genetic material to be transmitted to daughter cells at each subsequent cell division.
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A dormant viral infection of bacteria in which the genetic material of a virus combines with that of a host bacterium.
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The fusion of the nucleic acid of a bacteriophage with that of a host bacterium so that the potential exists for the newly integrated genetic material to be transmitted to daughter cells at each subsequent cell division.
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The incorporation of the nucleic acid of a bacteriophage into that of a host bacterium; sometimes transmitted to daughter cells following lysis.
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Origin of lysogeny

  • lyso- +"Ž -geny

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