What are the characteristics of cytoplasm?

The cytoplasm is the fluid in that fills in the space between the cell membrane and the organelles.

One of the elements that make up the cytoplasm is cytosol. The cytosol is the place of most metabolism occurs. Metabolic pathways that occur in the cytosol include those such as glycolisis and and protein biosynthesis. The cytosol makes up about 70% of the volume of a cell.

The cytoplasm also contains inclusions (cytoplasmic inclusions) which are small particles, such as small quantities starch and glycogen, that are suspended in the cytoplasm.