What Does the Vacuole Do?


The function of a vacuole is to store food and other nutrients that a cell needs in order to survive. It is also used to store waste products before it is sent out, in order to protect the rest of the cell from contamination. A vacuole is normally bigger in plant cells than in animal cells.
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Vacuoles are membrane-bound sacs within the cytoplasm of a cell that function in several different ways. In mature plant cells, vacuoles tend to be very large and are extremely important in providing structural support, as well as serving functions... More »
A vacuole maintains the acidic internal pH and also the turgor and hydrostatic pressure in the cells. They also isolate the harmful substances produced cells which can harm its health. Vacuoles also protect cells from certain bacteria and destroy any invading bacteria.
In a cell, vacuoles mostly serve as the digestive organelle. They make and store various enzymes to break down and remove impurities and old parts of the cell. They also maintain the pH levels, and the balance of biogenesis and degradation within the cell.
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