The lysosome its digestive enzymes and microbicidal chemicals fuses with the phagosome containing the ingested bacteria to form a phagolysosome and the bacterium is killed.
Illustration of The Fusion of a Phagosome and a
Lysosome.jpg by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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Last updated: August, 2018
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