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What are the functions of lysosomes? 

Lysosomes performs various function like:

1. They help in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids as they possess hydrolytic enzmes like proteases, carbohydrases and lipases. 

2.Cellular digestion. When a cell dies during the pathological conditions or when a cell grows old due to natural ageing, the lysomes help in the digestion and removal of such cells.

Who reported that the cell had an outer layer which is known as plasma membrane today?

Theodore Schwann 

Who concluded, “Cells are the ultimate units forming the structure of all plant tissues”?

Mathias Schleiden.

State one difference between gram positive and gram negative bacteria.

Gram positive bacteria retains the gram stain whereas the Gram negative bacteria does not. 

What is the function of contractile vacuole in amoeba?


 What are receptor molecules ?

Receptor molecules are specific proteins in the cell's plasma membrane that receive chemical signals from outside the cell. When such chemical signals bind to a receptor, they cause some form of cellular response.