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The state of being turgid or swollen, especially due to high fluid content.


Turgidity is essential in plant cells to make them keep standing upright. Plant cells that lose much water have less turgor pressure, and tend to become flaccid. Further water loss eventually results in the wilting of the plant.

Related forms: turgid (adjective).

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A plant that has wilted is watered and the turgidity of the plant returns to normal. its noticed that turgidity returns to the plant from the top leaves and stems first down to the lower ones second. is this due to lower water potential at the ...

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by mtdragon123
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: turgidity
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Life Science-Botony - I need some help

... 3. A plant that lives through more than one growing season usually has a(n)__________that is composed of certain tough, dead cells. 4. Turgidity or water pressure causes a(n)____________to stand upright. 5. Better methods of pollination and seed protection are two reasons why ____________are ...

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by benham1
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Life Science-Botony - I need some help
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How do Plants support themselves?

... tissue in two forms, namely collenchyma and sclerenchyma. Their fibres are really strong and prevent a plant from being broken up. I thonk turgidity of cells also may give some rate of stiffness. Extensive rootsystem provides good anchorage in the soil.

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by SU_reptile
Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: How do Plants support themselves?
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Bacteria on Sore Throat

... bactria is less effective as many bacteria posses cell walls that are similar to those of plants.The bacteria will in such a case become turgid.Turgidity will affect the physiological appearance of the bacteria and will affect its survival and livelihood significantly in quite extreme cases.Thats ...

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by Mhlengi
Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bacteria on Sore Throat
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