28th October 2019


What does the vacuole do in a cell?

Vacuoles are storage bubbles found in cells. They are found in both animal and plant cells but are much larger in plant cells. Vacuoles might store food or any variety of nutrients a cell might need to survive. They can even store waste products so the rest of the cell is protected from contamination.

What happens if the vacuole does not work?

The cell would have no chance to repair that damage as it would not be able to break down any complex molecules and transform them into what is needed. Moreover, the cell would “starve” as it wouldn't be able to store all nutrients properly. Conclusion: A plant cell would die without a vacuole.

Is starch stored in the vacuole of plants?

On the other hand, starch is synthesized in chloroplasts but transported to be stored in amyloplasts. The role of pyrenoids found in lower algal cells and their role in storing starch is very interesting. Functions: Vacuoles are highly dynamic.
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