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1. Capable of causing or undergoing lysis.
2. Of or relating to lysogeny.


(ˌlaɪ səˈdʒɛn ɪk)

1. harboring a temperate virus.
ly•sog′e•ny (-ˈsɒdʒ ə ni) n.
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Adj.1.lysogenic - of or relating to lysogeny
2.lysogenic - capable of producing or undergoing lysis
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Isolation of Shigella sonnei lysogenic for a bacteriophage encoding gene for production of Shiga toxin.
Lysogenic conversion by a filamentous phage encoding cholera toxin.
Among the topics are bacteriophage biology and diversity, applying them to control pathogens in food animal production, potential use as indicators of water quality and wastewater treatment processes, the lysogenic conversion in bacteria of importance to the food industry, controlling infectious diseases in aquaculture, and coverage and safety issues controlling bacterial diarrhea with phages.
A repressor protein of bacteriophage P1, encoded by the c1 gene, is responsible for maintaining P1 prophage in the lysogenic state.
Though virulence is attributed to lysogenic conversion by certain bacteriophage, not all studies have found a prevalence of these exotoxin-producing organisms in streptococcal toxic shock.
The phage remains in a lysogenic state until environmental conditions induce expression of phage lytic cycle genes, leading to new phage production and lysis of the host bacterium.
Papers giving general information include the history of phage research and therapy, phage biology, bacteriophage evolution and the role of phages in host evolution, phage ecology and bacteria pathogenesis, phage lysis, and lysogeny, prophage induction and lysogenic conversion.
More strikingly, the exotoxins produced by many pathogenic bacteria are encoded in the genome of lysogenic phages.
Strains of this group carrying lysogenic [beta]-corynephages might produce the tox-encoded diphtheria toxin (DT) (2).
The genes encoding CT, ctxAB, are encoded on a lysogenic filamentous bacteriophage, CTX[PHI] (2) and are under the direct control of the regulatory factor ToxT.
Lysogenic conversion by a filamentous bacteriophage encoding cholera toxin.