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Unformatted text preview: substance with little to no nutritional value is phagocytosed, it is taking the place of a substance with some nutritional importance that could be processed instead. This could affect the Tetrahymena by not providing the adequate nutrition needed to sustain life in the cell. 2) Phagocytosis is also responsible for fighting infections and cleaning out harmful bacteria from the cell. However, there are some bacteria that are resistant to phagocytosis, and if one of these substances is introduced to the cell, it would be unable to rid itself of the bacteria. This could be potentially fatal to the Tetrahymena since it would not have any immune system to carry out this function....
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course BIO 110 taught by Professor Sikkel during the Fall '07 term at Centre College.
- Fall '07