What is endocytosis?

Asked by  | 30th Aug, 2012, 03:01: PM

Expert Answer:

Endocytosis is the taking in of matter by a living cell by invagination of its membrane to form a vacuole. Here the cell takes in materials from the outside by engulfing and fusing them with its plasma membrane.

There are two types of endocytosis, called phagocytosis (meaning cell-eating) and pinocytosis (meaning cell-drinking).

It is a part of 'Fundamental Unit of life'.

 

Answered by  | 31st Aug, 2012, 08:12: AM

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