lytic infectionmedical dictionary

The normal cycle of infection of a cell by a virus or bacteriophage, in which mature virus or phage particles are produced and the cell is then lysed.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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