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Criminology And Pathogenesis : Microbial Justice and Pathogenesis Examples

Criminology and Pathogenesis At the Society of Symbionts 

Our criminology and pathogenesis program at the Society of Symbionts is designed to give students well-rounded hand on experience full of pathogenesis examples and case studies. Through coursework, research experience, and teaching opportunities students leave here fully equipped to become Society Agents or explore other careers within the microbial justice system. 


This department has grown to be among the best worldwide and one of our most popular programs at the society of symbionts. Students will not only learn what pathogenesis means, pathogenesis examples, pathogen types but will also learn about criminology as a whole and how media influences our decisions and shapes the justice system of today. 

Students enrolled in the Society of Symbionts Criminology and Pathogenesis programs have gone on to achieve great things. We are the home where Penicillium notatum first got its start which brought Penicillin to the world of the giants. Lactobacillus is also an alumnus of our program. Our elite set of rotating visiting scholars means our program is constantly changing with the Society and is always featuring instructors with real-life experience from veteran Society Agents who have seen every pathogen type imaginable to criminal confidants who can give first-hand accounts of what pathogenesis means.

Criminology and Pathogenesis  Curriculum

Students are encouraged to select from a plethora of unique coursework to form their foundation of criminology and pathogenesis degree.  Symbionts enrolled in this major typically go on to pursue a diversity of career paths from Society Agents, public defenders, to activists,  to criminal reformers to teachers and researchers. Whatever your career path is within microbial justice we have courses well suited for your unique needs. 

Core Courses Include: 

After completion of the core curriculum, students are encouraged to participate in a capstone project where they conduct either an internship or a research project on a specific example of pathogenesis of their choosing. 

Pathogens: The Main Criminals

Understanding pathogens are at the route of our studies here within the criminology department. Microbial justice aims at understanding these pathogens and not only why they do it but how they do it so we can better train our agents to stop it. Another responsibility of the microbial justice system is to emphasize that pathogens are rare, far rarer than the criminals of the Giants world and yet this is how many of them brand us. Public Relations and Giants interfacing is also a large part of the program. 

Pathogen Types

Criminals can be found across the microbial world and thus pathogen types exist in all the microbial races from viruses, to bacteria, to fungi, to protozoa.  The Society of Symbionts defines criminals/pathogens as an organism that deliberately causes harm to another organism from microbial or macrobial. 

Pathogenesis Example: Virus 

The Giants sometimes refer to viruses as "simple" or "non-living" but our visiting scholar Beck Lafarge would beg to differ. Viruses are not simple they are deliberate and targeted, focused on a single goal, and don't carry around any extra 'junk' many other do. They are either made up of either DNA or RNA that they protect in a protein coat. They are excellent manipulators which makes them sly criminals capable of hijacking the host and convincing the host to do their bidding before ultimately convincing the host to commit suicide. Many classify them as the scariest, most psychopathic, and most unhinged of all the pathogen types.  Many of the Symbionts Top 20 most wanted is part of this pathogen type including Papovaviruses (Papillomavirus), Hepadnaviruses (Hepatitis B virus), and the members of the Coronaviruses Mob Family. 

Pathogenesis Example: Bacteria

Microbial Criminals belonging to the bacterial race are typically bigger and slightly less manipulative than the viral pathogen types but don't let that fool you. They are master marksmen capable of shooting and injecting toxins into their target. Many have developed elaborate weaponry to overpower their hosts and elusive defenses to escape captivity. Bacterial pathogen types like Yersinia pestis, Vibrio cholera, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis have been on the Society's Top 20 list for centuries. 

Pathogenesis Example: Fungi

Like the bacterial and viral pathogen types, there are millions of different fungi on the planet and only a very small portion causes the disease to any type of Giant. A distinguishing factor of fungi compared to viruses and bacteria is they have a nucleus. They are considered eukaryotes whereas bacteria are considered prokaryotes. Fungi pathogen types are typically more of a problem for our plant hosts than our Giant hosts but are also the cause of Zombie Ants.  The biggest fungal crime lords include Botrytis cinerea, The fusarium crime family, and Magnaporthe grisea. 

Pathogenesis Example: Protozoa

Are often coupled into the Giant's study of parasitology. Protozoa mean "first animals" they are multicellular organisms with membrane organelles making them much closer to the Giants and another host than viruses and bacteria. While they can sometimes go unnoticed and don't receive as much attention in the microbial criminology world as the others, they can still be deadly. In fact,  Plasmodium malaria, Giardia lamblia, and Toxoplams gondii are major threats to the Giant's way of life are perfect examples of protozoa pathogenesis diversity. 

Head Faculty Of Criminology and Pathogenesis Department 

Visiting Scholar Becky LaFarge 

Becky LaFarge is one of our reformed criminals at the Society of Symbionts. She really has come full circle to become the head of the criminology and pathogenesis department.  She was sentenced to a lifetime of teaching medical microbiology at the Society of Symbionts for her crimes against microbes.


A convicted microbial serial killer with a sick twisted sense of humor that keeps her classes light and entertaining. Her courses have a proclivity for the macabre teaching classes such as "The Art Of Manipulating Your Host", "Criminology & Pathogenesis", and "History of Modern Medicine." As a recovering bacteriophage, she occasionally has urges to eat her students, but with the watchful eyes of our probation officer students are generally regarded as safe (GRAS).

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