By: Jesika Tolar & Gracie Forga
What are Lysosomes?
What is their function?
Lysosomes are specialized membrane-bound vesicles that contain enzymes for molecular digestion. Owing to these enzymes, they play a major role in recycling of molecules, disposal of cellular debris, cell membrane repair, phagocytosis as well as programmed cell death. Lysosomes are found in animal cells and are very rare in plant cells.