turgor pressure


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turgor pressure

a measure of the tendency of a cell to push water out of the cell, usually a positive value. Compare WALL PRESSURE.

turgor pressure

see PRESSURE POTENTIAL.
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General observations of the plants grown at these two concentrations of PEG included the browning of the leaves, sthe stunting of stem growth, and rolling, which most likely resulted from the reduction in turgor pressure.
Relate the concept of osmotic pressure to turgor pressure in plant cells.
As the cell grows under the influence of turgor pressure against the plasma membrane, the membrane must enlarge and be strengthened by the deposition of new material.
In an attempt to increase the efficiency of this system, turgor pressure of the sugar solution within the Petri dish was increased by injecting a higher volume (9 ml); resulting in an important decrease of RDel mortality.
By slicing the melon under water," says Lamikanra, "we can control turgor pressure, because water forms a barrier that prevents movement of fruit fluids while the melon's being cut.
This difference in alignment of LB in embryos with equal MC may be associated with accumulation of storage compounds that substitute for water space and maintain cell turgor pressure in seed harvested at 400 g [H.
In Chlorella autotrophica, the inhibition of growth at high salinities was associated with decline in turgor pressure (Ahmad and Hellebut, 1984).
For example, in our study, E (a proxy for stomatal conductance) continued despite the apparent loss of turgor pressure in the bulk of the leaf tissue.
Closing of stomata under limited water attributed to reduction in leaf turgor pressure and atmospheric humidity along with chemical signals generated by roots (Maroco et al.
Looking for discoloration, loss of turgor pressure in the cells (this requires close inspection with a hand lens or dissecting microscope), cutting into lateral buds to see if they are still green and viable are all part of the inspection procedures that should be made.
Variations of leaf water potential before sunrise and at noon can be obtained through a newly developed probe, which provides information about relative changes in leaf turgor pressure (ZIMMERMANN et al.