bacteriolysis

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bacteriolysis

[bak‚tir·ē′äl·ə·səs]
(microbiology)
Dissolution of bacterial cells.
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KEY WORDS: salinity, pH, Litopenaeus vannamei, hemocyte count, phenoloxidase activity, bacteriolytic activity, antibacterial activity
By hydrolyzing the peptidoglycans of procaryote cell walls, human milk LZ has a bacteriolytic function and plays a role, together with secretory IgA and lactoferrin, in the passive protection of breast-fed newborns (7, 8).
In vitro and in vivo bacteriolytic activities of Escherichia coli phages: implications for phage therapy.
Rhodomyrtone displays no bacteriolytic activity, as determined by measurement of the optical density at 620 nm.