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Infection and The Non-Specific Immune Response

3. Phagocytosis: 1. A phagocyte recognizes the antigens on a pathogen. 2. The cytoplasm of the phagocyte moves round the pathogen engulfing it. 3. The pathogen is now contained in a phagocytic vacuole in the cytoplasm of the phagocyte. 4. A lysosome fuses with the phagocytic vacuole. The enzymes break down the pathogen. 5. The phagocyte then presents the pathogen’s antigens. a