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Turgid

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adjective

Distended or swollen, especially due to high fluid content.


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Word origin: Latin turgidus, from turg─ôre, to be swollen.

Related forms: turgidity (noun).

Compare: flaccid.


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Germination in water project?

... solution. These are basically water since there is no concentration of CaCl. So what happens when I soak then germinate in water? Do they become turgid in both stages and keep growing? I have a report so I have to know what happens! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!

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by fasoohti829
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:17 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Germination in water project?
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Views: 1825

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... loses pressure and "deflates". This inhibits elongation and causes drooping. As to why growth rates fall to zero when cells are still turgid, I am sure that the cell being turgid doesn't mean it must grow. The turgor pressure changes usually for nastic movements, so in case I didn't ...

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by qiamond
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:33 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Turgor Question~
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Views: 2722

Turgor Question~

... loses pressure and "deflates". This inhibits elongation and causes drooping. As to why growth rates fall to zero when cells are still turgid, I am sure that the cell being turgid doesn't mean it must grow. The turgor pressure changes usually for nastic movements, so in case I didn't ...

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by plasmodesmata11
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:16 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Turgor Question~
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Views: 2722

Turgor Question~

Why does the rate of cell elongation fall when turgor is reduced? Why does growth rate fall to zero when cells are still turgid?

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by qiamond
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:24 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Turgor Question~
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Views: 2722

Re: hypo and hyper osmotically??

... If the cell is animal, it will lyse, as water has the tendency to flow in areas of low solute concentration. If the cell is plant, it will become turgid (which is why plants stand up straight). If a cell is in a hypertonic solution, the cell has less solutes than its surroundings, so water inside ...

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by Chumbawamba
Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:14 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: hypo and hyper osmotically??
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