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What is a vacuole?
Question Date: 2016-08-16
Answer 1:

A vacuole is a way for cells to store things. Living cells have many things to store, like food, water, and waste products. Sometimes these vacuoles will stay inside the cell permanently, especially when it contains water. Other times a vacuole might be a temporary place to hold things until the cell has time to get rid of it.

Cells can make vacuoles easily by taking lipid molecules and grouping them into a shell. Many of these lipid molecules already make up the cell membrane, and other lipid molecules are found throughout the cell as vesicles (little vacuoles). The shell that makes up a vacuole has two layers of lipid molecules, so we call it a lipid bi-layer membrane. (Just like the cell membrane!)

Answer 2:

A vacuole is a little membrane inside of a cell that is used to put stuff - either food to store for later, poisons that need to be gotten rid of, or anything else.

Answer 3:

Vacuoles are containers in cells that are filled with liquid and can do various things. Vacuoles have membranes around them. Plant and animal cells have vacuoles. Plant cells often have 1 big vacuole, and animal cells usually have smaller vacuoles.

This website tells lots about vacuoles:


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