Pathogenicity introduced to the capability of an organism to cause disease (i.e., harm the host). This ability represents a genetic element of the pathogen and the overt damage done to the host is a property of the host-pathogen interactions. Commensals and opportunistic pathogens lack this inherent potential to cause disease.
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