How does mucus play a role in protecting organisms from pathogens?

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It is abundant with the enzyme lysozyme that digests bacterial cell walls.

  

Pathogens stick to the mucus and cannot come in contact with epithelial cells.

  

It is an oily substance converted by bacteria to a compound that lowers the pH.

  

It is a chemical deterrent.

 

asked Jan 1, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

1 Answer

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Pathogens stick to the mucus and cannot come in contact with epithelial cells.

 

answered Jan 1, 2013 by Panda ~Expert~ (1,557 points)



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