lysogeny

[lahy-soj-uh-nee]
noun Microbiology.
the state of being lysogenic.

Origin:
1955–60; lyso(genic) + -geny

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lysogeny (laɪˈsɒdʒənɪ)
 
n
the biological process in which a bacterium is infected by a bacteriophage that integrates its DNA into that of the host such that the host is not destroyed
 
lysogenic
 
adj

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lysogeny ly·sog·e·ny (lī-sŏj'ə-nē)
n.
The fusion of the nucleic acid of a bacteriophage with that of a host bacterium so that the potential exists for the newly integrated genetic material to be transmitted to daughter cells at each subsequent cell division.

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Those phages able to undergo lysogeny are known as temperate phages.
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