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Osmotic Swelling

   Copyright 2004 by Alberts, Bray, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, Walter.
Garland Publishing: Taylor Francis Group.

Osmotic Swelling


Cells use different tactics to avoid osmotic swelling. The animal cell keeps the intracellular solute concentration low by pumping out ions (A). The plant cell is saved from swelling and bursting by its tough wall (B). The protozoan avoids swelling by periodically ejecting the water that moves into the cell (C).  Fair Use and Copyright info

 
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