lysogen


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lysogen

[′līs·ə‚jen]
(microbiology)
A bacterial or prokaryotic cell whose genome contains integrated viral deoxyribonucleic acid.
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Mutants having alterations within operator sites occasionally exhibit a virulent phenotype because circulating repressors in the lysogen are unable to bind to mutated operator sites.
Failure of a mutant strain to form lysogens when co-infected with c1 gene would suggest a defective c4 gene.