Why do plant cells possess large sized vacuole?

Vacuoles are the storage sacs for solid or liquid contents.

In animal cells vacuoles are small sized in but in plants the vacuoles are large sized.

Some vacuoles in plant cells occupy the volume of around 50 to 90%.

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Plant cell possesses large sized vacuoles because

  • It stores salts, sugar, amino acids, organic acid and some proteins.
  • The vacuole contains cell SAP and helps in maintaining turgidity of cell.
  • Distortion metabolic byproducts or end products of plant metabolism.
  • Lysosomal enzymes occur in vacuoles of plant cells.

Diagram of Vacuoles in Plant cell

Plant Vacuole

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