Author: Nathan Lampson

Did you know that much of the space in between different organelles in a cell is actually the cytoplasm? This tutorial is designed to focus what and where the cytoplasm is inside a cell, and what role it plays in the functions of the organelles within a cell.

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Cells contain a number of organelles with specific functions that are essential to the operations of life.  The fluid inside a cell surrounding the nucleus that contains all of the cellular organelles in the cell is known as the cytoplasm.


The cytoplasm is the site of many chemical reactions that are critical to the cell.  Aspects of cell division and the production of energy in the form of ATP occur in the cytoplasm.


In this image, the cytoplasm has been identified by a yellow color.  The cytoplasm surrounds the nucleus and fills the internal space in the cell.