The main difference between the lysogenic and lytic cycles is the outcome of the bacteria. In the lysogenic cycle, the bacteria is preserved and replicates normally. In the lytic cycle, the bacteria is broken apart and d... More »

During the lytic cycle, a type of virus called a bacteriophage infects a bacterial cell and replicates itself multiple times before breaking out. The release of the virus into the cell's external surroundings results in ... More »

The five phases of the lytic cycle of the bacteriophage are adsorption and penetration, synthesis of early proteins and phage DNA, synthesis of late proteins, assembly and lysis of the host cell. The lysis of the host ce... More »

Biogeochemical cycles are important because they regulate the elements necessary for life on Earth by cycling them through the biological and physical aspects of the world. Biogeochemical cycles are a form of natural rec... More »

Examples of limiting factors include competition, parasitism, predation, disease, abnormal weather patterns, natural calamities, seasonal cycles and human activities. In terms of population growth, limiting factors can b... More »

Matter flows within the biosphere through recycling by organisms and biochemical cycles. Organisms merely transform matter and do not deplete it, so it is possible for matter to cycle in various biological systems. Examp... More »

An incomplete dominance Punnett square is a diagram that predicts the outcome of genotype as well as phenotype in organisms. With incomplete dominance, the dominant allele in a heterozygote is only partially expressed, w... More »