Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
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Chapter 7 - 7.4 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

Since lysosomes are so acidic internally, you would expect to find a proton pump moving protons into its interior.

Work Step by Step

Review the nature of a lysosome--you will see that it is a digestive compartment and that its acidity plays a role in that. Protons make a space acidic, which, in turn, comes from the action of proton pumps.
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