Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

Living Edition
| Editors: Muriel Gargaud, William M. Irvine, Ricardo Amils, Henderson James Cleaves, Daniele Pinti, José Cernicharo Quintanilla, Michel Viso


  • Juli Peretó
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_385-2


Cytoplasm is the internal space of a cell containing all soluble chemical components and, in the case of eukaryotic cells, the organelles (nucleus, mitochondria, plastids, microbodies, etc.), the cytoskeleton, and the endomembrane system (endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, etc.). The fluid, non-particulate fraction of the cytoplasm is known as cytosol.

See Also


Cell Membrane Endoplasmic Reticulum Bioorganic Chemistry Eukaryotic Cell Golgi Apparatus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia EvolutivaUniversitat de ValènciaValènciaSpain