Definition of Lysogeny

1. Noun. The condition of a host bacterium that has incorporated a phage into its own genetic material. "When a phage infects a bacterium it can either destroy its host or be incorporated in the host genome in a state of lysogeny"

Exact synonyms: Lysogenicity
Generic synonyms: Condition
Derivative terms: Lysogenic, Lysogenic, Lysogenic



Definition of Lysogeny

1. Noun. The incorporation of the nucleic acid of a bacteriophage into that of a host bacterium; sometimes transmitted to daughter cells following lysis ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lysogeny

1. the state of being like a lysogen [n -NIES]

Medical Definition of Lysogeny

1. 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 of the phage, but various environmental factors, such as ultraviolet irradiation may prevent synthesis of the repressor, leading to normal phage development and lysis of the bacterium. The best example of this is bacteriophage lambda. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lysogeny

lysogenicities
lysogenicity
lysogenies
lysogenisation
lysogenise
lysogenised
lysogenises
lysogenising
lysogenization
lysogenizations
lysogenize
lysogenized
lysogenizes
lysogenizing
lysogens
lysogeny (current term)
lysokinase
lysolecithin
lysolecithin-lecithin acyltransferase
lysolecithinase
lysolecithins
lysols
lysomonogalactosyldiacylglycerol acyltransferase
lysomotropic
lysophosphatide
lysophosphatidic
lysophosphatidic acid
lysophosphatidic acid-hydrolysing lysophospholipase
lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase
lysophosphatidic acid phosphatase

Literary usage of Lysogeny

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1. Biotechnology: Ti-Plasmids and Other Plan Vectors: Bibliography January 1993 by Raymond Dobert (1996)
"... multiple independent, or related cDNA clones not subject to the selection pressure of phage growth or lysogeny, or negative antibody reactivity. ..."

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