Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 36 - 36.2 - Concept Check - Page 790: 4


Plant protoplasts in pure water would take up more and more water until they exploded since they would not have a cell wall to help hold back the plasma membrane and support the positive internal pressure of the protoplast in this setting.

Work Step by Step

This is what happens to red blood cells if they are placed in pure water— they have no strong cell wall to allow them to maintain a high internal pressure.
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