Biology Question #399
Frank, a 13 year old male from the Internet asks on June 19, 1998,
What does cytoplasm do in the cell?
viewed 20570 times
answered on June 19, 1998
The cytoplasm is everything in the cell that is not an organelle. It contains many of the proteins, molecules, and important substances that the cell needs, as well as keeping the organelles separate. It is similar to air for us; it has many essential ingredients for continued existence; it provides a medium in which the organelles can exist (living in a vacuum is not very easy), and pretty much fills up space.
For more information about cells and cytology, go to the Virtual Cell, or check out the many other sites on cytoplasm.
Add to or comment on this answer using the form below.
Note: All submissions are moderated prior to posting.
If you found this answer useful, please consider making a small donation to science.ca.