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Contractile vacuole

Contractile vacuole

a specialized vacuole of eukaryote cells, especially protozoa, that fills with water from the cytoplasm and then discharges this externally by the opening of a permanent narrow neck. Function is probably osmoregulatory.


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Need help with an alien cell (for a plausible fiction)

... for a sence of gravity. Mainly found in flora. - Vacuobulloid - Central Vacuole sub - Maintains cell's structure by storing water - becomes largest Ebulloids. Mainly found in flora. - Ponderabulloid - Contractile Vacuole sub - Ejects unwanted fluids and maintains a suitable fluid ...

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by TemporalV01D
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Cell Osmosis Question

... full, and rectify any shrinkage that occurred because of the salt. The contractile vacuole is the cell organelle that could help it out, because it could expel water if the cell ...

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by gorgy104
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:16 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cell Osmosis Question
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Identifying ciliates

... to latch onto stuff from one end and eat from the other. There was a contractile vacuole (opposite end from where it was attached) and at the same end as the contractile vacuole, ...

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by pdavis68
Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:54 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Identifying ciliates
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Curious Subject-bacteria protozoa

... keep them in the outside of the body.. yes as Poison said, protozoa has contractile vacuole.. so that they can control their osmotic degree. NB:nucleus control the live of a cell. ...

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by baikuza
Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:58 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Curious Subject-bacteria protozoa
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Curious Subject-bacteria protozoa

For protozoans: Contractile vacuole. water is pumped out of the cell. For bacteria: They generally have cell walls.

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by Poison
Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:59 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Curious Subject-bacteria protozoa
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