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Cell with Organelles

Caption: An electron microscope image of a mammalian cell with organelles depicted. In autophagy, some elements of a cell are degraded and recycled to generate nutrients and energy to sustain and preserve the whole cell.

Credit: UC San Diego School of Medicine

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