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Are Euglenophyta disease agents?

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Are Euglenophyta disease agents?

Postby Mikey » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:20 pm

Can the plant-like Protists "euglenophyta" cause disease? If so, what type?
What about the other plant-like protists? like Chrysophyta? Pyrophyta? Chlorophyta? Rhodiphyta? Phaephyta?
I forgot my Biology textbook, and I need these answers for tomorrow, I will be looking on the internet for some answers which I may need some advice on.

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Postby plasmodesmata11 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:09 pm

no, i don' think so since they are all the plant like protists, save for euglena. I don't think Euglena would cause a disease, however. Hope that helps?
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:45 pm

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Re: Are Euglenophyta disease agents?

Postby sara135 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:02 pm

A disease causing agent is often referred to as a pathogen. A pathogen, such as a virus or a strain of bacteria can enter the body and cause a host of symptoms. Many times, these symptoms collectively indicate the presence of a type of disease and or infection.
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