The Vacuole

By: Chris Rotter and Dakota Kruse

What is the Vacuole?

What makes the vacuole.

This vacuole is made up of cell membrane that is a water filled sac that acts like a storage area for food water and other materials.

What does the vacuole do?

  • The vacuole is used to store water for the cell.
  • It also maintains the acidic internal pH and also the rigidity of tissue due to absorption and pressure of liquid in the cells.
  • They also help protect the cell from invading bacteria.
  • The vacuole is the storage bin of cells.
  • Waste products built up in vacuole.
  • Unwanted materials in cells removed by vacuoles.
  • Helps support the cell wall.
  • WIth the vacuole the cell wall would collapse and damage the other organells.
  • Like waste treatment plant.
  • Also stores protein.

Structure of Vacuole

In plant cells the vacuole takes up approximately 90% of the cell. Its relative location in the cell is usually centrally located. Its a hollow region with fluid known as cell sap. Are bubbles of material in the cell. Usually vacuoles hold water. They can however hold solutions and solid materials as well. The vacuole is the main part to keep u alive because with out the vacuole you would be dead.

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