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Define and or explain the term:
Plasmolysis - The shrinkage of cytoplasm of a living cell as a result of exosmosis is known as plasmolysis.
- When a living cell is placed in a hypertonic solution, exo-osmosis occurs. This is called plasmolysis.
- During plasmolysis, the protoplast of the cell shrinks and recedes from the cell wall due to which cell becomes flaccid. Such a cell is called a plasmolysed cell.
- In a plasmolyzed cell, a gap is developed between the cell wall and the protoplast. This gap is filled up by the outer solution.
Concept: Osmosis and Osmotic Pressure
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