Lysosomes are organelles found in the cytoplasm of a plant or animal cell. Lysosomes work like the digestive system to break down, or digest, proteins, acids, carbohydrates, dead organelles, and other unwanted materials.
Lysosomes work by breaking up larger molecules into smaller molecules. Those smaller molecules can then be used again as building blocks for other large molecules.
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- Fullick, Ann (2008). Edexcel AS Biology Students' Book. pp. 142-143. .