Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 6 - Test Your Understanding - Level 2 - Application/Analysis: 7


C-phagocytic white blood cell

Work Step by Step

Lysosomes use enzymes to break down harmful materials in a cell. The word "phagocytic" indicates that this is a blood cell that will work to "eat" substances. Since it is a white blood cell we assume it is involved in immune response in which the "phagocytic" action occurs so that pathogenic substances are rid from the body. So lysosomes would be in high amounts in this cell so that the harmful substances are eventually broken down into less harmful substances or water soluble substances.
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