Functions of the Vacuole in Higher Plant Cells

  title={Functions of the Vacuole in Higher Plant Cells},
  author={Igor M. Andreev},
  journal={Russian Journal of Plant Physiology},
Current views of the activities inherent in the vacuole as a multifunctional compartment in higher plant cells are outlined. The available data indicate that the vacuole is involved in ion homeostasis of the cytosol, storing products of the primary and secondary metabolism, osmoregulation, generation of defense responses of plant cells under biotic and abiotic stress, and programmed cell death. Transport of diverse molecules and ions across the vacuolar membrane, i.e., the tonoplast, plays the… CONTINUE READING


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