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Lysogeny MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Lysogeny
Tree Number(s)
G05.935.500
G06.920.877.500
Unique ID
D008242
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008242
Annotation
for bacteriophages only
Scope Note
The phenomenon by which a temperate phage incorporates itself into the DNA of a bacterial host, establishing a kind of symbiotic relation between PROPHAGE and bacterium which results in the perpetuation of the prophage in all the descendants of the bacterium. Upon induction (VIRUS ACTIVATION) by various agents, such as ultraviolet radiation, the phage is released, which then becomes virulent and lyses the bacterium.
Entry Term(s)
Integration, Prophage
Prophage Integration
NLM Classification #
QW 161
Previous Indexing
Bacteria (1966-1967)
Bacteriolysis (1966-1967)
Bacteriophages (1966-1967)
specific bacteriophage (1966-1967)
specific bacterium (1966-1967)
See Also
Prophages
Virus Activation
Public MeSH Note
70
History Note
70(68)
Date Established
1970/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/06/17
Lysogeny Preferred
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