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Vacuole

vacuole ( ) n. A small cavity in the cytoplasm of a cell, bound by a single membrane and containing water, food, or metabolic waste.

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THE PLANT VACUOLE
Plant cells are unique in containing large acidic vacuoles which occupy most of the central vacuole, although it is also present on Golgi and coated vesicles.
Probes for Yeast Vacuoles
Protein Targeting to the Vacuole in Plant Cells
Pathways for protein transport to seed storage vacuoles
Plant vacuoles have multiple functions: they can act both as digestive vacuole)] in dense vesicles in a manner dependent on ctVSS or physical structure VSS.
Vac8p, a Vacuolar Protein with Armadillo Repeats, Functions in both
maternal vacuole forms membranous tubules or a series of connected vesicles vacuole membranes is consistent with their having a direct role.

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Malaria Gets the Foil-in-a-Microwave Treatment
TARGETS At left is is a normal malaria parasite, labeled to indicate its food vacuole (FV) and hemozoin (HZ). At right is a parasite exposed to microwaves. By DONALD G.
How Q Fever Invades and Replicates Inside Killer Immune Cells
As part of its life cycle Coxiella burnetii, the bacterial pathogen responsible for Q fever, replicates inside a membrane-bound compartment or "parasitophorous vacuole" (PV) within immune cells.
Malaria gets the foil-in-a-microwave treatment
The hemozoin crystals, packed with concentrated iron, are pushed into the parasite's food vacuole - the empty space where a rudimentary creature that does not have a gut dumps its waste products.
When Cell-In-Cell Invaders Spell Aggressive Cancer
Instead, this cell squats in a vacuole until the time comes for its host to divide. What happens next researchers are only beginning to understand, and their discoveries are shedding new light on aggressive cancers.
Gwen Petersen: In a Sow's Ear 8-15-11
“All amoebae have a single nucleus and a simple contractile vacuole.” (A vacuole is basically an intake, outgo cavity in the cell — which is to say it eats and evacuates from the same place — if I've got that wrong, don't tell me).

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Vacuole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A vacuole is a membrane-bound organelle which is present in all plant and fungal cells and some protist, animal and bacterial cells.
Cell Organelles: Vacuole
vacuoles A vacuole is a membrane-bound sac that plays roles in intracellular digestion and the release of cellular waste products.
Biology4Kids.com: Cell Structure: Vacuoles
Vacuoles might store food or any variety of nutrients a cell might need to survive. Sometimes that vacuole can take up more than half of the cell's volume.
Vacuole
The vacuole is used only in plant cells. It is responsible for maintaining the shape and structure of the cell.
Vacuole | Define Vacuole at Dictionary.com
/ˈvæk yuˌoʊl/ Show Spelled[vak-yoo-ohl] Show IPA. noun Biology. 1.

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