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Karyoplasma: rich in organic molecules

What is (definition)

Karyoplasma, also known as nucleoplasma, halioplasma or karyolymph, is an aqueous (semi-liquid) solution composed of proteins, nucleotides, RNAs, nucleosides and ions. In this compound are the nucleoli and chromatin dipped. The nucleoplasma fills the cell nucleus.

Cell function

Enable chemical reactions of the nuclear metabolism of the cell.

Main features of karyoplasma

- Karyoplasma is homogeneous and viscous.

- It is separated from the cytoplasm by the nuclear membrane.

- It is rich in organic molecules.

- Occupies all spaces of the intercromatinic compartment.

Posted on 04/09/2019
By Elaine Barbosa de Souza
Undergraduate student in Biological Sciences at Methodist University of São Paulo.