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How Does Cytoplasm Work in Plant Cells?

Posted June 15, 2022


Cytoplasm in plant cells refers to the gel-like material that occupies the intracellular space formed by the plasma membrane. Plant cells generally have less cytoplasm than animal cells. This is because of the large centralized vacuole that occupies a relatively large part of the volume in a mature cell. Plant cell cytoplasm performs many important functions. It maintains the shape of the cell, provides crucial support to the internal structures and is the suspension medium for the organelles. The cytoplasm in plant cells houses chloroplasts, which contain chlorophyll. Found exclusively in plant cells, chloroplasts are organelles that are responsible for converting light energy into sugars through the process of photosynthesis. 

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