Cytoplasm

Composition

Cytoplasm is comprised of two components; cytosol (gel-like substance) and organelles.

All the components of prokaryotes are contained within the cytoplasm.

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Function

Most cellular activities occur within the cytoplasm (metabolic pathways, and cell division, for instance).

The inner mass is called the endoplasm and the outer (clear) layer is called the ectoplasm