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Search Results for: temperate virus

Temperate virus

Definition noun A virus that does not cause immediate lysis following entry to its host but remains in a latent state,... Read More

Virulent virus

Definition noun A virus that lyses its host immediately upon infection and often cause disease Supplement Viruses may be... Read More

Phage

Definition noun, plural: phages (1) A bacteriophage: a virus capable of infecting a bacterial cell, and may cause lysis to... Read More

Bacteriophage

Definition noun, plural: bacteriophages A virus capable of infecting a bacterial cell, and may cause lysis to its host... Read More

Defective bacteriophage

Defective bacteriophage a temperate bacteriophage mutant whose genome does not contain all of the normal components and... Read More