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Eclipse phase

Eclipse phase –>
eclipse period
The time between infection by (or induction of) a bacteriophage, or other virus, and the appearance of mature virus within the cell; an interval of time during which viral infectivity cannot be recovered.
Synonym: eclipse phase.
in eclipse period phage canot be seen inside the infected cell i think it may have been lysed into segments preparing for integration into bacterial chromosome


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