Phages will out: strategies of host cell lysis
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Most phages accomplish host lysis using a muralytic enzyme, or endolysin, and a holin, which permeabilizes the membrane at a programmed time and thus controls the length of the vegetative cycle. By contrast, lytic single-stranded RNA and DNA phages accomplish lysis by producing a single lysis protein without muralytic activity.
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Young, R. y., Wang, I., Roof, W. D., Young, R. y., Wang, I., & Roof, W. D.