What best describes a turgid plant cell?

What best describes a turgid plant cell?

A turgid plant cell is a plant cell that has been filled with water as a result of osmosis. The opposite state of Turgidity is plasmolysis. Turgidity is necessary for plant cells to make them keep standing upright. Plant cells that lose much water have less turgor pressure and tend to become flaccid.

What is the difference between a turgid cell and a flaccid cell?

The main difference between a turgid cell and flaccid cell is that a turgid cell contains more water and a flaccid cell lacks water. In plants when the stomatal cells become turgid the guard cell opens and when they become flaccid the guard cell closes.

How does a turgid cell feel?

In turgidity, a plant cell appears swollen or distended from the turgor pressure put on the cell wall whereas in flaccidity the plant cell loses it and appears limp or flaccid.

Which cells normal state is described as being turgid?

Plant cells, in contrast to animal cells, are almost always turgid due to the action of a large vacuole in each of their cells. This swells the vacuole, creating a pressure on the walls of the cell. This pressure is called turgor pressure. A cell with high turgor pressure is said to be turgid.

Is turgid hypotonic or hypertonic?

Cells with a cell wall will swell when placed in a hypotonic solution, but once the cell is turgid (firm), the tough cell wall prevents any more water from entering the cell. When placed in a hypertonic solution, a cell without a cell wall will lose water to the environment, shrivel, and probably die.

Can an animal cell be turgid?

As a common laboratory experiment, animal cells will become turgid if they are placed in an environment that is hypotonic in comparison to the contents of the cell. This means that the concentration of solutes in the environment is less than the concentration of solutes in the cell.

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