Do plant cells have lysosomes?

  1. melbel profile image96
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    Do plant cells have lysosomes?

  2. scottcgruber profile image79
    scottcgruberposted 5 years ago

    The best answer I could find to this is "maybe." There is some evidence that some plant cells have lysosomes, or at least an analogous structure that accomplishes the same function with the same enzymes. This is still a hotly-debated topic among cell biologists, however, some say lysosomes are only found in animal cells, others say some plant and yeast cells have them. The main issue, as I understand, is classifying what actually is a lysosome versus what is a similar structure performing a similar function but isn't technically a lysosome for some reason.

  3. Lovely 7 profile image68
    Lovely 7posted 5 years ago

    Lysosomes are small membrane bound vesicular bodies present  in cells. These organelles perform intracellular digestion. Lysosomes occur in all animal cells  but not so common in plant cells. Plant lysosomes contain reserve food materials besides the enzymes.They are of three types.
    1. Vacuoles: These are rounded sac containing a variety of hydrolytic enzymes.
    2. Spherosomes: They are spherical membrane bound lipids and proteins.
    3. Aleurone grains: These are also spherical membrane bound bodies containing  proteins. These are found in cells of endosperms and cotyledons of seeds