VCE Together Year 12 Biology: Cellular and Non-Cellular Pathogens

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Cellular and Non-Cellular Pathogens

Cellular and Non-Cellular Pathogens is a part of the VCE Biology area of study ‘How do Cells Communicate?’ and subtopic ‘Responding to Antigens’. A pathogen is a disease-causing agent which disrupts the functioning of infected organisms. Pathogens can be cellular, such as parasites, protozoa or bacteria, or non-cellular, such as viruses and prions.

So What is a Pathogen?

This video is a great introduction to the concept of a pathogen.

 

How does a Bacteria Cause an Immune Response?

This video looks at bacterial pathogenesis, and how that can cause disease and damage.

 

What is an Acellular Pathogen?

This video looks at non-cellular, or acellular, pathogens, such as prions and viruses.

 

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