. Viruses that infect bacteria multiply and cause their lysis, are called:

(a)  lysozymes  

(b)  lipolytic

(c) lytic   

(d)  lysogenic

Best Answer

Answer : (c)

Solution: When bacteriophage infects a bacterium, it entirely depends on the host for its multiplication. It utilizes the host machinery for replication and produce a large number of progeny phage particles. The bacterium cell undergoes lysis and dies to liberate a large number of these phage particles which are each ready to start another cycle is known as lytic cycle

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