What is the lytic cycle and how long does it take?
Five Stages (phases) of the Lytic cycle
2.Entry~It enters the cell and early stage phage proteins are produced, including several enzymes which break down the host DNA.
3.Replication~ Phage DNA is replicated
4.Assembly~ Late-stage proteins are produced, including lysozyme. The lysozyme disrupts the host cell membrane and cell wall, causing lysis (cell death)
5.Lysis and Release~ Hundreds of progeny phase are released.