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MVSAT Dec 2023

What is a cell sap?
A) Living contents of the cell
B) Non-Living contents of the cell
C) Non-Living contents of the vacuole
D) Living contents of the cytoplasm

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Hint:Cell sap consists of water and various substances which is present as a colloidal suspension. It is manufactured by the cytoplasm of the living plant cell. It is more viscous than water.

Complete Answer:
To answer this question we should know about the cell sap properties and function.
Cell sap is a non living component which mainly functions for storage. It is a viscous colloidal suspension which consists of molecules, ions and water. It is synthesised in the cytoplasm but is the main component of the plant vacuole.
The plant cells are different from animal cells due to the presence of large vacuole and cell wall. The large vacuole occupies the major part of the plant cell. The large vacuole is filled with the cell sap which contains water, metabolites, food, inorganic salt, nitrogenous compounds etc.
Function of cell sap is mainly storage of food. It also provides mechanical support to the cell.
Non-living content of the cell (cytoplasm) is the cytosol.
Living content of the cell is called the protoplasm.

The correct answer is(C). Cell sap is the non-living content of the vacuole.

Note:There is a sap present in the xylem and phloem. Xylem sap carries dissolved minerals from the root system to the plant. Phloem sap is the sugary fluid which is carried from leaves to all the parts of the plants.