lysogen


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lysogen

[′līs·ə‚jen]
(microbiology)
A bacterial or prokaryotic cell whose genome contains integrated viral deoxyribonucleic acid.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Key Words: Bacteriophage (phage) P1, c1, lysogen, prophage.
There are two major classes of clear-plaque mutants: virulent (mutants that are able to grow in a lysogen), and non-virulent (mutants that are unable to grow in a lysogen).
Failure of a mutant strain to form lysogens when co-infected with c1 gene would suggest a defective c4 gene.