Productive Phage Infection

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Means by which bacterial viruses generate progeny bacterial viruses.

Productive phage infections can be either lytic or chronic in their virion release.

A productive phage infection is contrasting one in which new virions are not produced, at least over shorter time scales.

Contrast especially with a lysogenic cycle but also with what is known as pseudolysogeny as well as phage infections in which the infecting phage does not survive such as an abortive infection.

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