- harboring a temperate virus as a prophage or plasmid.
Origin of lysogenic
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The first of these, lysogenic or bacteriolytic action, consists in (a) Lysogenic action.
Of these the most important are (a) bacteriolytic or lysogenic action, (b) agglutinative action, and (c) opsonic action.
- Causing or having the power to cause lysis.
- Of or relating to a bacterium in a state of lysogeny.
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