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Flashcards - Plant Absorption & Transpiration

Flashcards - Plant Absorption & Transpiration
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turgor pressure
Turgor pressure pushes the plasma membrane against the cell wall of plant, bacteria, and fungus cells as well as those protist cells which have cell walls
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symplast
The symplast of a plant is the inner side of the plasma membrane in which water and low-molecular-weight solutes can freely diffuse
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apoplast
Within a plant, the apoplast is the space outside the plasma membrane within which material can diffuse freely
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apoplast
Within a plant, the apoplast is the space outside the plasma membrane within which material can diffuse freely
symplast
The symplast of a plant is the inner side of the plasma membrane in which water and low-molecular-weight solutes can freely diffuse
turgor pressure
Turgor pressure pushes the plasma membrane against the cell wall of plant, bacteria, and fungus cells as well as those protist cells which have cell walls
Guttation
Guttation is the exudation of drops of xylem sap on the tips or edges of leaves of some vascular plants, such as grasses
potometer
A potometer -sometimes known as a transpirometer- is a device used for measuring the rate of water uptake of a leafy shoot
surface tension
Surface tension is the elastic tendency of a fluid surface which makes it acquire the least surface area possible

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