temperate phage


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temperate phage

[′tem·prət ′fāj]
(virology)
A deoxyribonucleic acid phage, the genome of which can under certain circumstances become integrated with the genome of the host.
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Paratyphi B dT+ found globally have a single origin, but that variations, possibly because of acquisition of other temperate phages or plasmids, have arisen over time.