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Why are lysosomes are known as suicide bags?

Answer :

  • Lysosomes are the waste disposal system of the cell.
  • They help to keep the cell clean by digesting any foreign materials or worn out cell organelles.
  • Lysosomes contain a powerful digestive enzyme capable of digesting all organic materials.
  • Lysosomes are also known as "Suicide Bags" because whenever their is some disturbance in cell metabolism or when the cell gets damaged, the lysosomes burst themselves resulting in the digestion of their own cell by the digestive enzymes.

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