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Term:
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
lytic vacuole +     
fungal-type vacuole +  
lysosome +   
A small lytic vacuole that has cell cycle-independent morphology and is found in most animal cells and that contains a variety of hydrolases, most of which have their maximal activities in the pH range 5-6. The contained enzymes display latency if properly isolated. About 40 different lysosomal hydrolases are known and lysosomes have a great variety of morphologies and functions.
lytic vacuole membrane +   
lytic vacuole within protein storage vacuole 
reservosome +  
senescence-associated vacuole 

Synonyms
Xrefs: NIF_Subcellular:sao585356902 ;   Wikipedia:Lysosome
Definition Sources: GOC:mah, ISBN:0198506732

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