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Turgor pressure



The pressure exerted by water inside the cell against the cell wall.


When a plant cell stores ions, sugars and other solutes in its vacuole, this causes an influx of water. The influx of water results in a large turgor pressure exerted on the plant cell wall. This makes plant cells to become turgid, thus, helping the plants to stand upright, and do not wilt.

See also: turgidity, osmotic pressure.

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Re: I want quick help

... cells is strong and resembles reinforced concrete to withstand the turgor pressure of the cells. Turgor pressure is very important to support and maintain shape.

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by dormant
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: I want quick help
Replies: 5
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Weight gain of potato section in sucrose concentration

... between the weight gain and the sucrose concentration, due to turgor pressure I suppose. Beaker Concentration of Sucrose (%) Weight of Potato Cube after 24 Hrs ...

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by ChristsInstrument
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Weight gain of potato section in sucrose concentration
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Views: 12261

wrong question

... are pumped in, then water will diffuse in by osmosis, and produce the turgor pressure needed by the plant cell.

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by kolean
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: wrong question
Replies: 1
Views: 1369

Plasma Layer

... in and out of a cell? i didnt think that it had anything to do with turgor pressure.

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by jacooper1993
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Plasma Layer
Replies: 6
Views: 7238

Different appearences b/w human and plant cells

... more rigid that animal cells due to the cell wall matrix. Since turgor pressure is a factor all cells have to account for, cells without a cell wall to resist turgor ...

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by Jesse2504
Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Different appearences b/w human and plant cells
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