Cytochemistry of protoplasm, Biology


  • It is supper mixture or mixture of mixtures.
  • 34 elements present in it.
  • 13 elements are universal. e.g. C, H, O, N, P, K, S, Cl, Na, Ca, Mg, Fe, I
  • O is maximum i.e. 62%
  • C, Mg, & K are balancing elements
  • In comparison to ECF Na concentration is more on outer & K is more in cell.
  • All elements are classified in 3 groups-

(i) Macro elements - C, H, O, N         95%

(ii) Micro elements - 4.24%, Ca is maximum, Fe is minimum

(iii) Trace elements - 0.76 %, B is maximum, Ni is minimum, These are must for activity of enzymes.

  • In protoplasm all elements are grouped in two parts -
  • Inorganic 81% (H O 80%, Mineral, gases 1%)
  • Organic  19% ( Protein 14%, Lipid 3%, Carbohydrate 1%, Enzyme, Vitamin, Hormones, Nucleic acid 1%)
Posted Date: 10/9/2012 2:39:31 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Cytochemistry of protoplasm, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Cytochemistry of protoplasm, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Cytochemistry of protoplasm Discussions

Write discussion on Cytochemistry of protoplasm
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions

Nucleic acid hybridization: This is a process by which a suitably labeled DNA or RNA from a known infectious agent is used to probe its complementary sequence unique to t

How is litmus paper and testing for acid, base, and neutral, related to biology?

Define the term - Sulphur   Sulphur is found in small amounts in soil perhaps 0.15% only. A large part of sulphur used by plants comes from decomposing organic matter or from f

How do derived characters help cladistic taxonomists determine phylogenetic relationships? A derived character is found only between members of a particular group. Thus, cladi

explain osmoregulation in crustacean ?

Q. What is the significance of proteins for living beings? Proteins play an essential role in nearly all biological processes. Due to their variety they can suppose many divers

Various ways/techniques suggested for control of water pollution are as follows: 1. Pollutants (radio active, chemical, biological) present in water bodies can be removed by app

Galactosemia Inability  of conversion of galactose  to glucose results in the accumulation of galactose in  the  blood  -  known  as galactosemia. The biochemical defect usuall

FUNCTIONS OF E.R. (1 )      Mechanical support - E.R. participates in formation of cytoskeleton with microfilaments, microtubules and intermediate filaments. (2 )