lysogeny


lysogeny
noun
the condition of a host bacterium that has incorporated a phage into its own genetic material
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when a phage infects a bacterium it can either destroy its host or be incorporated in the host genome in a state of lysogeny

Syn: ↑lysogenicity
Derivationally related forms: ↑lysogenic (for: ↑lysogenicity), ↑lysogenic
Hypernyms: ↑condition

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\\līˈsäjə̇nē\ noun (-es)
: the state of being lysogenic

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/luy soj"euh nee/, n. Microbiol.
the state of being lysogenic.
[1955-60; LYSO(GENIC) + -GENY]

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lyˈsogeny noun (biology)
That part of the life cycle of a temperate phage in which it replicates in synchrony with its host (cf ↑lytic cycle below)
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Main Entry:lysis

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lysogeny — lysogeny. См. лизогения. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • lysogeny — [lī säj′ə nē] n. a dormant viral infection of bacteria in which the genetic material of a virus combines with that of a host bacterium lysogenic [lī΄sō jen′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • lysogeny — noun Date: 1956 the state of being lysogenic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lysogeny — (li soj e ne) The state in which a phage genome remains within the bacterial host cell after infection and reproduces along with it rather than taking control of the host and destroying it …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • lysogeny — The ability of some phages to survive in a bacterium as a result of the integration of their DNA into the host chromosome. The integrated DNA is termed a prophage. A regulator gene produces a repressor protein that suppresses the lytic activity… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • lysogeny — /luy soj euh nee/, n. Microbiol. the state of being lysogenic. [1955 60; LYSO(GENIC) + GENY] * * * Type of life cycle that takes place in a bacteriophage after it infects certain types of bacteria. The bacteriophage s genome (entire collection of …   Universalium

  • lysogeny — noun The incorporation of the nucleic acid of a bacteriophage into that of a host bacterium; sometimes transmitted to daughter cells following lysis See Also: lysogenic, lytic …   Wiktionary

  • lysogeny — The phenomenon by which a bacterium is infected by a temperate bacteriophage whose DNA is integrated into the bacterial genome and replicates along with the bacterial DNA but remains latent or unexpressed; triggering of the lytic cycle may occur… …   Medical dictionary

  • lysogeny — ly·sog·e·ny …   English syllables

  • lysogeny — n. an interaction between a bacteriophage and its host in which a latent form of the phage (prophage) exists within the bacterial cell, which is not destroyed. Under certain conditions (e.g. irradiation of the bacterium) the phage can develop… …   The new mediacal dictionary


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