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Vacuoles are nothing but storage bags for the cell .

  • Everything produced in a cell by any of the organelles is stored in vacuoles .

You can imagine Vacuoles to be like a bowl that can hold liquids as well as solids.


  • In plant cells , vacuoles are extremely large and hold cell sap.
    • It is a fluid that gives turgidity and rigidity to the cell
    • Vacuoles can also store starch , oils , sugars and other food items in the cell.
  • In animal cells , vacuoles are small sized .
  • In unicellular organisms like Amoeba , the vacuoles hold the food eaten by the amoeba and also hold waste products (contractile vacuoles) needed to be expelled.

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