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The cytoplasmic membrane that surrounds a vacuole of a plant cell. Also called vacuolar membrane.
(Botany) botany the membrane enclosing a vacuole in a plant cell
[C20: from Greek tonos tone + -plast]
ton•o•plast (ˈtɒn əˌplæst, ˈtoʊ nə-)
a membrane separating a vacuole from the surrounding cytoplasm in a plant cell.
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Life with and without AtTIP1;1, an Arabidopsis aquaporin preferentially localized in the a opposing tonoplasts
of adjacent vacuoles.
exchange activity in vitro from isolated sos2 tonoplasts
could be restored to levels in wild type by adding activated SOS2 protein.
2]-treated leaves had disrupted tonoplasts
and deteriorated cytoplasm compared with the CF treatment.