What happens to the bacteria after it is neutralized by the phagocyte?
Asked in Biology, Blood, Lymphatic System, Immune System
How do phagocytes protect the body?
Asked in Biology
Which type of cell can destroy bacteria?
A type of cell that can destroy bacteria is called a 'Phagocyte' It contains lysosomes (Organelles containing digestive enzymes) The Phagocyte moves towards the bacteria and 'traps' the bacteria by forming a vacuole around it. Some lysosomes move towards and fuse with the vacuole. The bacteria is then digested by the enzymes contained by the lysosomes. The Breakdown products then pass into the cytoplasm of the phagocyte.