why are lysosomes also known as "scavengers of the cell"?
Scavengers are those who clean the surroundings. Lysosomes <Suicidal Bags> are similar to them, when a cell organelle gets damaged it is then transported to lysosome which contains hypochlonic acids that break that organelle. And another situation, when the cell is attacked by ANY OUTER ORGANISM (BACTERIA), and there are no chances of curing that specific cell, the neucleus instructs lysosomes to burst up. When they burst they release the dangerous enzymes that digests its own cell. THAT"S WHY IT IS ALSO CALLED SUICIDAL BAGS.
Lysosomes serve as intracellular digestive system, so they are also known as digestive bags.They destroy any foreign material which enter the cell such as bacteria or virus.Lysosomes also remove the worn out and poorly working cellular organelles by digesting them to make way for their new replacements. Since they remove cell debris, they are also known asscavengers of the cell or cellular housekeepers or demolition squads.
Lysosomes also help to keep the cell clean by digesting the dead and worn out cells .
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As we all know the most major function of lysosome was to digest foreign bodies i.e. bacteriums.
Lysosomes also remove the worn out and poorly working cell organelles by digesting them to make way for their new replacements.In this way , they remove cell debris and are known as Scavengers**..
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