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What does a vacuole do in an animal cell?


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February 21, 2016 4:28AM

Vacuoles in animal cells store food, water and minerals like plant cells. The only difference is that plant cells have larger vacuoles than animal cells which helps to keep the cell stiff. They are considered to be the trash bins or waste baskets for the animal cell.