id: GO:0005773
name: vacuole
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A closed structure, found only in eukaryotic cells, that is completely surrounded by unit membrane and contains liquid material. Cells contain one or several vacuoles, that may have different functions from each other. Vacuoles have a diverse array of functions. They can act as a storage organelle for nutrients or waste products, as a degradative compartment, as a cost-effective way of increasing cell size, and as a homeostatic regulator controlling both turgor pressure and pH of the cytosol.

Child Functions

GO:0000322storage vacuole
GO:0000323lytic vacuole
GO:0000325plant-type vacuole
GO:0000331contractile vacuole
GO:0005776autophagic vacuole
GO:0032195post-lysosomal vacuole

Parent Functions

GO:0043231intracellular membrane-bounded organelle
GO:0044444cytoplasmic part