Monday, 21 January 2013

2.14 understand the importance in plants of turgid cells as a means of support

A turgid cell is one that is, effectively, full of water; this increases the volume of the cytoplasm, which exerts pressure outwards. These cells are stronger so they support the plant- meaning that a plant grows upwards.

This is why a dehydrated plant will wilt.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the info. The cell can be turgid because the vacuole expands to increase pressure btw. Not sure if we need that but I saw it if anyone is interested :)

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    1. I think she got A* in both not sure about physics.
      But chemistry A*

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    3. she got A* in all three sciences

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