Why is it that plant cells have a very large central
vacuole as opposed to animal cells who's vacuoles are quite small? I
know that a plant cell's vacuole is used for storage, but it doesn't
occur to me why the vacuoles take up to 95% of the space in a plant cell.
This page indicates vacuole size is larger in plants for cellular expansion and
Anthony R. Brach
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