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Lytic cycle

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Bacteriophage lytic cycle - (1) Phage attaches to a specific host bacterium and (2) injects its DNA, (3) disrupting the bacterial genome and killing the bacterium, and (4) taking over the bacterial DNA and protein synthesis machinery to make phage parts. (5) The process culminates with the assembly of new phage, and (6) the lysis of the bacterial cell wall to release a hundred new copies of the input phage into the environment.