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Why are lysosomes known as ‘suicide-bags’ of a cell?
Lysosomes are membrane-bound organelles that contain powerful digestive enzymes. They digest excess or worn out organelles, food particles and engulfed viruses or bacteria. The membrane surrounding a lysosome prevents the digestive enzymes inside from destroying the cell. Sometimes, lysosomes can cause self-destruction of a cell by releasing these digestive enzymes within the cells, hence they are also known as suicide bags. .
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