• anonymous
why do animal cells have many small vacuoles and plant cells have 1 or 2 large vacuoles?
  • Stacey Warren - Expert
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
  • chestercat
I got my questions answered at in under 10 minutes. Go to now for free help!
  • anonymous
Most animal cells don't have vacuoles. It's main function is to stores water, food and minerals. Plants have big vacuoles before this is there storage of extra water, food and nutrients so they will have a reserved resources during drought or any bad times for a plant. For the animal cells on the other hand, just like humans, we store our food as glycogen and it is stored in our muscles and it is used when we do work. So to end it up, the vacuole is the storage of source of energy for plants such as starch for plants and few animals and muscles are the storage of source of energy for most animals like humans. Happy to help and hope I answered your question.

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.