Function and evolution of the vacuolar compartment in green algae and land plants (Viridiplantae).


Plant vacuoles perform several different functions and are essential for the plant cell. The large central vacuoles of mature plant cells provide structural support, and they serve other functions, such as protein degradation and turnover, waste disposal, storage of metabolites, and cell growth. A unique feature of the plant vacuolar system is the presence… (More)


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