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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