lysogenicity


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lysogenicity

 [li″so-jĕ-nis´ĭ-te]
1. the ability to produce lysins or cause lysis.
2. the potentiality of a bacterium to produce bacteriophage.
3. the specific association of the phage genome (prophage) with the bacterial genome in such a way that only a few, if any, phage genes are transcribed.

ly·so·ge·nic·i·ty

(lī'sō-jĕ-nis'i-tē),
The property of being lysogenic.

lysogenicity

/ly·so·ge·nic·i·ty/ (li″so-jĕ-nis´ĭ-te)
1. the ability to produce lysins or cause lysis.
2. the potentiality of a bacterium to produce phage.
3. the specific association of the phage genome (prophage) with the bacterial genome in such a way that only a few, if any, phage genes are transcribed.

ly·so·ge·nic·i·ty

(lī'sō-jĕ-nis'i-tē)
The property of being lysogenic.

lysogenicity, lysogeny

1. the ability to produce lysins or cause lysis.
2. the potentiality of a bacterium to produce bacteriophage.
3. the specific integration of the phage genome (prophage) into the bacterial genome in such a way that only a few, if any, phage genes are transcribed; the integrated phage DNA behaves much as any other bacterial gene, including being passed to each daughter cell following DNA replication and cell division.