the importance of turgor pressure in plant/animal cells

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the importance of turgor pressure in plant/animal cells

Post by ilham » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:40 pm

why is turgor pressure important to plant cells? is it as important to animal cells?

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Post by canalon » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:51 am

Why don't you read your textbook? And our rules before posting?
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Post by intali » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:25 am

Turgor pressure is important to the plant cells because it is what gives them the rigidness to stand straight and continue normal cellular functions. If a plant is not able to access enough water to maintain the turgid state then it will begin to wilt, which interferes with function. There is no Turgor pressure in animal cells because if there were to become turgid they would lyse, because they don't have the cell wall that plant cells have to prevent the lysing as the water floods down the concentration gradient into the cell.

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Post by dr. dugmore » Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:16 am

canalon wrote:Why don't you read your textbook? And our rules before posting?


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