Definition of turgor pressure
pushes the plasma membrane against the cell wall of plant; caused by the osmotic flow of water from outside of the cell into the cell's vacuole
Examples of turgor pressure in the following topics:
- Pressure Potential Pressure potential is also called turgor potential or turgor pressure and is represented by Ψp.
- Pressure potential may be positive or negative; the higher the pressure, the greater potential energy in a system, and vice versa.
- Positive pressure inside cells is contained by the cell wall, producing turgor pressure in a plant.
- Turgor pressure ensures that a plant can maintain its shape.
- A plant's leaves wilt when the turgor pressure decreases and revive when the plant has been watered .
- Water potential is affected by factors such as pressure, gravity, and matric potentials.
- Tonicity in Living Systems Tonicity is the ability of a solution to exert an osmotic pressure upon a membrane.
- This inflow of water produces turgor pressure, which stiffens the cell walls of the plant.
- In nonwoody plants, turgor pressure supports the plant.
- Plants lose turgor pressure in this condition and wilt .