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LYSINE

2,6-diantinohexanoicacid.H2NCH24CHNH2.OOH. A

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LYSIS

Decomposition or splitting of cells or molecules, eg hydrolysis, lysin.

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LYSITHEA

The 10th natural satellite of Jupiter, dis

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LYSOGENY

That part of the life cycle of a temperate phage in which it replicates in synchrony with its host. Cf lytic cycle

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LYSOL

TN for a solution of cresols in soft soap. It is a well-known disinfectant,

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LYSOSOME

A vesicular cytoplasmic organelle containing hydrolytic enzymes that degrade those cellular constituents which become incorporated into the vesicle,

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LYTIC CYCLE

That part of the life cycle of a temperate phage in which it causes lytic infection.

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LYTIC INFECTION

Infection of a bacterium by a phage which replicates uncontrollably, destroying its host and eventually releasing many copies into the medium.

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LYTTA

In Carnivora, a rod of cartilage or fibrous tissue embedded in the mass of the tongue. Also lyssa.

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