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Class 9
Chapter 5 Class 9 - The Fundamental Unit of Life

Why are lysosomes known as suicide bags?

 

Answer:

Lysosomes are known as the “suicidal bags” of the cell.

  • They contain enzymes capable of digesting all organic material.
  • In case of cell damage, lysosomes may burst , spilling the digestive enzymes in the cell.
  • The enzymes digest their own cell , thus killing it.

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