Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 19 - 19.2 - Concept Check: 1

Answer

A lytic virus causes the cell to be destroyed when it lyses the cell to release the new viral particles. In contrast, a lysogenic phage is more benign, using some resources to replicated its DNA which is integrated in the host chromosome, but not destroying the cell.

Work Step by Step

You can see a graphic representation, including the lysis/non-lysis in Fig. 19.6.
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