lytic cycle


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lytic cycle

the life cycle of a BACTERIOPHAGE in which many new phages are reproduced and the host bacterial cell undergoes LYSIS, the phages entering new bacterial hosts.
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The phage remains in a lysogenic state until environmental conditions induce expression of phage lytic cycle genes, leading to new phage production and lysis of the host bacterium.
Moreover, the EBV lytic cycle can be superinduced by treatment with 30 [micro]g/L 12-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate and 3 mmol/L sodium butyrate.
Induction of HIV-1 Replication In Vitro Previous studies from our laboratory have demonstrated induction of HHV-8 lytic cycle replication following coculture of BCBL-1 cells with HIV-l-infected CD4.
The tumor cell is destroyed and the newly created viruses spread to neighboring cancer cells, repeating the same lytic cycle.