Bacteriophage Ecology Group

Bacteriophage Ecology Group Bacteriophage Ecology Group



Within an adsorption-synchronized phage population, this is the span over which infection lysis occurs.

The rise begins at the end of a so-called constant period (as potentially synonymous with latent period) and ending when the increase in phage titer ceases, all as seen during single-step growth experiments. The rise also can be described as a rise period as well as a release period.

Rise by contrast should never be used as a synonym for the post-eclipse or maturation period. Given this potential for confusion, however, it is helpful to always define the term "rise" when using it, e.g., "The period over which phage lysis occurs, known as the rise or rise period…"

From Adams (1959), p. 440, "Latent periods of individual cells vary over a range called the rise period."


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