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Answer the following question. Define and or explain the term: Plasmolysis - Biology

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Answer the following question.

Define and or explain the term:

Plasmolysis

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Solution 1

Plasmolysis - The shrinkage of cytoplasm of a living cell as a result of exosmosis is known as plasmolysis.

Solution 2

  1. When a living cell is placed in a hypertonic solution, exo-osmosis occurs. This is called plasmolysis.
  2. 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.
  3. In a plasmolyzed cell, a gap is developed between the cell wall and the protoplast. This gap is filled up by the outer solution.
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