What is an organism carrying another organism to the host called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

What is an organism carrying another organism to the host called?
 
(a) Parasite
 
(b) Vector
 
(c) Pathogen
 
(d) Bacteria
 
This question was addressed to me in an interview for internship.
 
This question is from Population Interactions-2 in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

The correct option is (b) Vector
 
The explanation is: The organism carrying another organism to the host is called a vector. A vector itself does not cause disease but transfers the pathogen to host. Some major vectors are plasmids, cosmids, viral vectors, and artificial chromosomes.