Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
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Chapter 37 - Transport in Plants - Review Questions - Synthesize: 2

Answer

Since aquaporins speed water movement across membranes, a mutant with a defective aquaporin would show slower movement of water across membranes, probably also wilting under conditions of bright light and dry air.

Work Step by Step

To solve this, first look at what aquaporins do: speed water uptake/movement across membranes. Then think about what would happen without the aquaporin due to slowing of that movement.
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