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What are the similarities between primary and secondary lysosomes?

Posted October 15, 2022

  • Primary and secondary lysosomes are both a type of lysosome
  • Both have hydrolytic enzymes
  • Both their primary functions are to digest various types of macromolecules 
  • Both occur in animal cells and rarely in some plant cells
  • Both are spherical in shape
  • Both are surrounded by a single phospholipid membrane
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