Cytosol

‘What? Where am i? I don’t see any organelles… I must be dreaming.’

That’s when I remember that my next organelle is the cytosol. Without any organelles and without the membrane or cell wall to bound it, the cell becomes a mass of liquid, a hodgepodge of lipid, proteins, glucose, starch, stored nutrients, secretory products, and other bits and pieces in a pool of H2O. I must have fallen into this amorphous mass of fluid!

You might ask me whether the cytoplasm and the cytosol are the same. The cytosol is part of the cytoplasm, but the cytoplasm also includes other organelles and the cytoskeleton as well. A cell’s organelles depend on the cytosol to obtain its necessary ingredients to continue life processes.

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