vegetative bacteriophage

n.

A stage in bacteriophage synthesis in which its nucleic acid multiplies within the host bacterium independent of the bacterial multiplication process.

Nearby words

  1. vegetarianism,
  2. vegetate,
  3. vegetated,
  4. vegetation,
  5. vegetative,
  6. vegetative endocarditis,
  7. vegetative reproduction,
  8. vegetive,
  9. veggie,
  10. veggieburger


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