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ConceptCell Organelles Lysosomes

Question

"Lysosomes are known as suicide bags". Why?

Solution

'Lysosomes are known as suicide bags' because the enzymes of lysosomes eat up their own cells if the cells get damaged. This is referred to as autolysis or self-digestion in which the cell is destroyed by the action of its own enzymes.

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 P S Verma and V K Agarwal Solution for Class 9 Biology - Science Part 3 (2016 to Current)
Chapter 2: The Fundamental Unit of Life : Cell
Short Answer Questions ( Carrying 2 Marks each) | Q: 20 | Page no. 119

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Solution "Lysosomes Are Known as Suicide Bags". Why? Concept: Cell Organelles - Lysosomes.
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