Switches in bacteriophage lambda development.

@article{Oppenheim2005SwitchesIB,
  title={Switches in bacteriophage lambda development.},
  author={Amos B. Oppenheim and Oren Kobiler and Joel Stavans and Donald L. Court and Sankar 8 Adhya},
  journal={Annual review of genetics},
  year={2005},
  volume={39},
  pages={409-29}
}
The lysis-lysogeny decision of bacteriophage lambda (lambda) is a paradigm for developmental genetic networks. There are three key features, which characterize the network. First, after infection of the host bacterium, a decision between lytic or lysogenic development is made that is dependent upon environmental signals and the number of infecting phages per cell. Second, the lysogenic prophage state is very stable. Third, the prophage enters lytic development in response to DNA-damaging agents… CONTINUE READING
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