1. An increase in the rate of synthesis of an (inducible) @[email protected] in response to the action of an @[email protected] or environmental conditions. An inducer is often the substrate of the inducible enzyme or a structurally similar substance (gratuitous inducer) that is not metabolized.
  2. The experimental elicitation of lytic growth by a @[email protected] from lysogenic bacteria.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 157 [Terms] [Paper]
PAC, 1994, 66, 2587. (Glossary of bioanalytical nomenclature - Part 1: General terminology, body fluids, enzymology, immunology (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 2593 [Terms] [Paper]