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lytic cycle


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The vegetative life cycle of a virulent phage, by which progeny phage are produced and the host is lysed. Temperate phage (q.v.) have the option of becoming a prophage (usually when growth conditions for its host cell are good) or entering the lytic cycle when growth conditions for its host are poor. See cro repressor.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Chemistry.


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