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Descriptor English: Prophages
Descriptor Spanish: Profagos
Descriptor Portuguese: Prófagos
Descriptor French: Prophages
Entry term(s): Prophage
Tree number(s): B04.123.655
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D039002
Scope note: Genomes of temperate BACTERIOPHAGES integrated into the DNA of their bacterial host cell. The prophages can be duplicated for many cell generations until some stimulus induces its activation and virulence.
Annotation: coord IM with specific bacteriophage (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
Previous Indexing: Bacteriophages (1965-2002)
Public MeSH Note: 2003
History Note: 2003
Related: Lysogeny MeSH
Proviruses MeSH
DeCS ID: 36622
Unique ID: D039002
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Prophages - Preferred
Concept UI M0417910
Scope note Genomes of temperate BACTERIOPHAGES integrated into the DNA of their bacterial host cell. The prophages can be duplicated for many cell generations until some stimulus induces its activation and virulence.
Preferred term Prophages
Entry term(s) Prophage



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