What is fluid-phase endocytosis?

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Apr 16, 2018

Answer:

Fluid phase endocytosis is a low efficiency, non-specific process that involves the bulk uptake of solutes in exact proportion to their concentration in the extracellular fluid.

Explanation:

Cells continuously take up fluid from their neighbourhood by this process. Unlike other types of uptake, this kind of endocytosis is not preceded by a specific binding to the plasma membrane or concentration of molecules at special sites.

It is considered that cells use this method of fluid uptake for either a surveillance of the surroundings or for the purpose of cleaning the plasma membrane.