Typical number of vacuoles

Range 1 - 10 vacuoles/cell
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Chan YH, Marshall WF. Organelle size scaling of the budding yeast vacuole is tuned by membrane trafficking rates. Biophys J. 2014 May 6 106(9):1986-96. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2014.03.014. p.1986 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID24806931
Comments p.1986 right column 2nd paragraph:"The yeast vacuole presents an interesting model for organelle size scaling, as it carries out essential biochemical functions both in its lumen (degradation, storage) and at the limiting membrane (signaling). Therefore, the cell is likely to control both the organelle’s internal volume and surface area. Individual cells typically have 1–10 vacuoles that tend to be clustered (Fig. 1 A). Unlike other organelles such as the mitochondria that have a characteristic morphology that constrains the relationship between surface area and volume, yeast vacuoles can exhibit a range of morphologies."
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