Question by  kv1238 (81)

What is the structure of a lysosome and how does it relate to its function?


Answer by  n8 (9)

Lysosomes have a protective membrane that allows the rest of the cell-body to be protected from the harsh metabolic enzymes that Lysomes produce when breaking down the cell's unwanted materials. This protective shield allows lysosomes to maintain the acidic environment needed to break down these materials, much like the stomach does for the body.


Answer by  Laurie21 (90)

A lysosome is a cellular structure made up of a variety of enzymes, strictly found in animal cells. The function of a lysosome is to break down and digest waste material, food particles, viruses and bacteria, and other cellular debris.


Answer by  Jeffro (5)

A lysosome is a vesicle containing digestive material that the cell can use to "eat" endocytosed materials or destroy organelles.

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