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Cell Biology (cytology)
What is the vacuoles job?
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What job does the vacuoles have in an animal cell?
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What is the process of a vacuole?
The vacuoles are considered as storage bins of cells. Waste products generated in cells are accumulated in vacuoles. Maintaining pH is also one of the functions of vacuoles. An acidic internal pH is maintained by vacuoles. Apart from pH maintenance, turgor and hydrostatic pressure is also maintained in the cells by vacuoles. There are certain substances generated in cells which can harm its health. Vacuoles do the job of isolating these harmful substances. Unwanted materials present in cells are removed by vacuoles. Vacuoles play an important role in the process called autophagy. A balance between biogenesis and degradation of substances in cells is maintained during this process by the vacuoles. Vacuoles protect cells from certain bacteria. Destroying the invading bacteria is an important job of vacuoles. The vacuole function in animal cells is not much important if compared to that in plant cells. However, few of these functions are presented in the subsequent paragraphs.