Moron (bacteriophage)

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A bacteriophage moron is an extra gene in prophage genomes that do not have a phage function in the lysogenic cycle. [1]


  1. ^ Harald Brüssow, Carlos Canchaya, and Wolf-Dietrich Hardt. Phages and the Evolution of Bacterial Pathogens: from Genomic Rearrangements to Lysogenic Conversion. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2004 September; 68(3): 560–602.