Anatomy & Physiology Question #16
Which structures participate in phagocytosis?
- Cytoplasm: Red blood cells
- Immune system: White blood cells
- Cytoplasm; stem cell
- Immune system; Platelets
The correct answer is B. The process of phagocytosis occurs when the cell is trying to destroy an invading cell, like a virus. These are used by the immune system cells as a defense mechanism. The other cells such as red blood cells, stem cells, and platelets are not involved in the immune system and do not represent phagocytosis.