Unformatted text preview: of microbial particles (Figure 1 ) into a bubblelike organelle called a phagosome. Once inside the phagocyte, the phagosome containing the microorganism joins with a lysosome , which contributes enzymes. The fusion of phagosome and lysosome results in a phagolysosome. Microorganisms are destroyed within minutes, and the microbial debris is eliminated from the cell in the process of egestion. In the immune process, chemical portions of the microorganism called antigenic determinants are displayed on the surface of the phagocyte to stimulate the immune process....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Pesthy during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07