Biochemistry - Cell Structure and Compartments - Discussion

Discussion :: Cell Structure and Compartments - Section 1 (Q.No.14)


Lysosomes are specialized vesicles in __________ that contain digestive enzymes for the breakdown of food. A related organalle known as a vacuole, which is found in __________ , also contains enzymes but in addition may act as a storage organelle for nutrients or water.

[A]. animals; plants and fungi
[B]. plants; animals and fungi
[C]. plants and fungi; animals
[D]. animals and plants; fungi

Answer: Option A


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Pranshu said: (Aug 23, 2014)  
First of all plant cell lacks Lysosomes so there is no way option B, C, D will be true. Second Vacuoles are present in all 3 cell types.

Javeria said: (Mar 15, 2015)  
Lysosomes do not contain digestive enzymes for break down of food.

Richa said: (Feb 17, 2017)  

Lysosomes do contain enzymes for food digestion in protista (eg amoeba).

The food vacuole present in amoeba is a combination of phagosome (vacuole with food) and lysosome.

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