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To do[edit]

  • Clean the first paragraph.
  • Diagram or some picture to serve as an illustration?

This page needs to be cleaned up. Sentence structure, etc. I'll see what I can do. Edit: Maybe this is beyond repair. I'm not entirely versed in this subject, but, I know that the first paragraph needs help. -- kanzure (Aug. 13th 02005)

Agreed. That first paragraph leaves me scratching my head. It talks about components and how it relates to other things I don't understand. I think this needs a much more concise and plain-language explanation of what it is. (talk) 18:04, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

image issue[edit]

Does anyone else think that we can eliminate one of the two pictures? Maybe the first one... even though neither are that great... Breakyunit 06:28, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Ya, I'm going to try to do that right now, maybe find a new picture... SuperMarioBrah (talk) 02:10, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

got a sience project on this any suggestions? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:41, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

trolling removed[edit]

I just removed some awfully typed troll about chuck norris :/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nocashvalue (talkcontribs) 16:46, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

tweaked a bit...[edit]

I tweaked the "Differences between...." section because it originally said "people and dog" when it compared animal and plant.bullshit

There is nothing on this page that is acutally readable expect for Yuck CyThe result was do not merge. -- MarcoTolo 19:20, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

I am against merging. Cytoplasm and Cytoplast are two different thinks. In this case they mean nearly the same. When cytoplasm is widely known term in biology, cytoplast can be a self existing entity which we can found in the biotechnological labs.--Juan de Vojníkov 05:09, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Merging the two pages makes no sense - rather like suggesting that Missle and Mistletoe should be merged.... -- MarcoTolo 00:27, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Sorry for the lateness of my comment, but I was away from the computer for a while. Currently, cytoplast is a one-liner page with nothing more but a definition. According to the dictionary, a cytoplast is "the intact cytoplasm of a single cell" and therefore would overlap quite well with the topic of this page. I think it could be mentioned or a subsection here until it accumulates enough content to warrent its own page. - tameeria 19:43, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Editing Cytoplasm page[edit]

Hi All, There are 3 of us college students in Anatomy and Physiolgy that have the project of editing this page. We have never done this before and will do the best we can, but any help, advice or comments will surely be appreciated. Thanks, --Omurphy 04:56, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Man, just write and study from the best articles. See: Wikipedia:Featured articles. Photos are also a good idea. Good luck.--Juan de Vojníkov 14:36, 19 May 2007 (UTC)


Is it really gelatinous? If so, why is this? Gelatin is gelatinous because of interlocking protein chains, but such chains would be detrimental to the cell. Any ideas?RSido (talk) 04:26, 11 December 2007 (UTC) what are the meaning of cytoplasm why you did not write the meaning of it and where from it derived — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:53, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Cytosol vs. Cytoplasm[edit]

This is a common misconception, and needs to be clarified. And this article uses these terms interchangeably. It needs to be made clear that cytoplasm includes all organelles except nucleus, whereas cytosol does not include organelles. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sergeymk (talkcontribs)

Go ahead! When the whole thing is based on volunteers, it ends up being a cobbled together connection of facts that aren't always the best or truest way to convey things. If you've the expertise, I'd be very grateful! 'Cause I lack it. WLU (talk) 02:10, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Lacking formality?[edit]

The entry paragraph is very odd in its formatting of a second defition. Anyone know the procedure for formatting this? talk Prospider 19:57, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

"The cytosol is the gooey, semi-transparent fluid..." Gooey? When describing cellular contents, I wasn't aware that it is a normal procedure to explain texture. Would you call the golgi "spongey" or compare a nucleus to a ball bearing? I'll delete it, but feel free to put it back if my reasoning is off. Andykinosis (talk) 01:50, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

Some of the references in the External Links section is referred to a book, not a site.
Either change it to "References" or I don't know... it's not like you have to listen to me. (talk) 01:14, 3 April 2008 (UTC)


Could someone put in a phrase that explains the relationship between those two, please. The Protoplasm article is sort of hanging in a vacuum now, but reading the text there, should be linked by many other topics. If for no other reason than many kids learn the term in school and may later want to check up what it was and how it relates. Lisa4edit (talk) 20:56, 13 May 2008 (UTC)


what is cytplasm of course it is a cell what does it do???? none of these aricles really tALKs about it if you agree put an article up saying this same thing with any subject!!!

my name is alske u. menrs

thank you for suppose abley hepling me firgure out science and thank you for all those ppl that agree and but another page up i really accept you in my life. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:28, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

I would also want to give this a very, very big importance, since it is one of the cell organelles and it would be senseless that only its parts were discussed. Yes, you did put its main function but are there anymore? - student_school09

Student school09 (talk) 14:04, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

organelles in the cytoplasm[edit]

in the cytoplasm are many organelles,including mitochdria,endoplasmic reticulum and more each of these organelles has specifics functions in the cell.when u leave the nucleolus you find your self in the is located between the cell membrance and the nucleolus.your ship in a clear ,thick,gel-like fluid.the fluid in the cytoplasm is constantly moving so your ship does not need to propel itself —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:55, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Comment moved from article to here[edit]

Should say "on the inside of" the cell membrane, not between, which would incorrectly imply that cytoplasm is found between leaflets of the bilayer. It is more accurate to say it is on the inside of the cell membrane. moved this comment from an IP to this talk page. Calmer Waters 05:01, 7 September 2011 (UTC)


This picture lacks Peroxisomes. ~College biology student. (talk) 01:01, 24 September 2011 (UTC)