cell sap


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cell sap

contents of vacuoles.

sap

(săp) [AS. saep]
1. Any fluid essential to the life of plants.
2. To cause gradual exhaustion or weakness, as to sap one's strength.

cell sap

Cytoplasm.

nuclear sap

An old term for the contents of a cell's nucleus.

cell sap

a watery liquid contained in the VACUOLES of plant cells which is usually hypertonic (see HYPOTONIC to the external medium. This causes the vacuoles to take in water by OSMOSIS, maintaining TURGOR in the cell.
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Total RNAs were extracted from leaf samples of zucchini plants inoculated with either inoculation buffer (mock) or cell sap of pSA1164 or pVD2EDIII infected plants (2nd passage).
Under normal temperature condition (0 d), no differences in ion concentrations of cell sap were found between drought-preconditioned and nonpreconditioned plants (Table 1).
With a pH-sensitive micro-electrode setup, the scientists found that the pigment cell sap increases in pH during this process, converting from acidic to basic, and driving the color transformation.
An increase in ion concentration in leaf cell sap could cause retardation of enzymatic activities and processes (Naeem et al.