Definitions for lysogeny-ˈsɒdʒ ə ni
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ly•so•gen•icˌlaɪ səˈdʒɛn ɪk(adj.)
harboring a temperate virus.
Ref: temperate (def. 5). 5
Origin of lysogenic:
ly•sog′e•ny-ˈsɒdʒ ə ni(n.)
the condition of a host bacterium that has incorporated a phage into its own genetic material
"when a phage infects a bacterium it can either destroy its host or be incorporated in the host genome in a state of lysogeny"
The incorporation of the nucleic acid of a bacteriophage into that of a host bacterium; sometimes transmitted to daughter cells following lysis
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The phenomenon by which a temperate phage incorporates itself into the DNA of a bacterial host, establishing a kind of symbiotic relation between PROPHAGE and bacterium which results in the perpetuation of the prophage in all the descendants of the bacterium. Upon induction (VIRUS ACTIVATION) by various agents, such as ultraviolet radiation, the phage is released, which then becomes virulent and lyses the bacterium.