from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fusion of the nucleic acid of a bacteriophage with that of a host bacterium so that the potential exists for the newly integrated genetic material to be transmitted to daughter cells at each subsequent cell division.
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- n. The incorporation of the nucleic acid of a bacteriophage into that of a host bacterium; sometimes transmitted to daughter cells following lysis
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- n. the condition of a host bacterium that has incorporated a phage into its own genetic material
lyso- + -geny (Wiktionary)