Unformatted text preview: called the lysogenic cycle. The viruses are called temperate viruses , or proviruses , because they do not bring death to the host cell immediately. In lysogeny, the temperate virus exists in a latent form within the host cell and is usually integrated into the chromosome. Bacteriophages that remain latent within their bacterial host cell are called prophages. This process is a key element in the recombination process known as transduction. An example of lysogeny occurs in HIV infection. In this case, the human immunodeficiency virus remains latent within the host T-lymphocyte. An individual whose infection is at this stage will not experience the symptoms of AIDS until a later date....
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- Fall '07
- Viruses, host cell, Immunodeficiency, HIV infection., Lysogeny.