Can temperate phages cause cell lysis?
What is a typical characteristic of a temperate phage plaque?
Which phage lytic or temperate type is a better candidate for phage therapy?
What are the similarities between the lytic and lysogenic cycles?
- Both are mechanisms of viral reproduction.
- They take place within the host cell.
- Both lytic and lysogenic can moderate the DNA replication and the protein synthesis of the host cell.
Temperate bacteriophages have a lysogenic life cycle, which requires the viral genome to be incorporated into the bacterial chromosome. This is how bacteriophage DNA is transferred without the infected cell being killed.