- November 5, 2008 at 12:47 am #10386MichaelXYParticipantquote BiologyIsLove:
Cytoplasm is made up of several things. Cytosol, oganelles, cytoskeleton, and many insoluble particles. What you descibed above sounds more like cytosol.
Also consider that the cytoplasm is surrounded by a membrane which constantly changes the contents of the cytoplasm based on many factors, osmolarity being one.
- November 5, 2008 at 1:42 am #86956whirlboyParticipant
i agree ,the cytoplasm not the cytosol
- November 5, 2008 at 2:13 am #86958MrMisteryParticipant
you could never synthesize cytoplasm in a lab, unless you were able to artificially recreate life. The reason is that the composition of cytoplasm is not static, but rather dynamic. Think of it: cytoplasm contains mRNAs that change as genes are turned on and off, it contains enzymes that depend on the stage in the cell cycle, it contains organelles whose number and distribution changes according to environmental conditions….
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