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0 in unactivated protein storage vacuoles. By controlling the release of protons and other ions into the cytosol, cells can regulate not only cytosolic pH but also the activity of enzymes, the assembly of cytoskeletal structures, and membrane fusion events. Defense against microbial pathogens and herbivores: Plant cells accumulate an amazing variety of toxic com­ pounds in their vacuoles, both to reduce feeding by herbi­ vores and to destroy microbial pathogens. These compounds include: ●● phenolic compounds, alkaloids, cyanogenic glycosides, and protease inhibitors to discourage insect and animal herbivores ●● cell wall‐degrading enzymes such as chitinase and ­glucanase, and defense molecules such as saponins to destroy pathogenic fungi and bacteria ●● latexes, wound‐clogging emulsions of hydrophobic ­polymers that possess insecticidal and fungicidal prop­ erties and also serve as antiherbivory agents Sequestration of toxic compounds: Plants cannot escape from toxic sites.

Source: Micrograph by Stuart Craig, from Craig, S. A. (1988). Eur J Cell Biol 46: 81–93. shrinks until excess membrane is gone. The ER then retracts from the plasma membrane. 2 The membrane compartments associated with endocytosis can be identified by following the uptake of tracer molecules The process of endocytosis can be visualized by exposing cells to tracer molecules that are internalized by clathrin‐coated endocytic vesicles. Two classes of molecular markers have been used in such investigations.

2004). Plant Cell 16: 836–856. (B) Micrograph by A. Lacey Samuels, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. 5 Golgi apparatus The term Golgi apparatus refers to the complement of Golgi stacks and associated trans‐Golgi networks (TGNs) within a given cell. 15). In plants, the Golgi apparatus is involved in assembling complex poly­saccharides of the cell wall matrix, synthesizing and processing O‐ and N‐linked oligosaccharide side chains of membrane, cell wall, and vacuolar glycoproteins, and pro­ ducing glycolipids for the plasma and tonoplast membranes.

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