Turgid, flaccid and plasmolysed-B4

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I don't understand them

Posted Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 15:19 by Stewart

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Turgid, flaccid and plasmolysis all link to how osmosis works in a plant cell.

  • Turgud:

As water moves into the plant cells by osmosis, the pressure inside the cell increases and the cell becomes turgid (rigid).

  • Flaccid:

If water is in short supply, cells will start to lose water by osmosis and become flaccid (not rigid).

  • Plasmolysis:

When cells lose a lot of water, the inside of the cell contracts.

I hope I've helped. And good luck in all your exams! :)

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Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 22:55 by Sadia :)
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Thanks ever so much, short and simple notes are really helpful for me :D

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 23:17 by Stewart
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Your welcome :) x

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 08:54 by Sadia :)