Why do plant cells possess large-sized vacuoles?


Why do plant cells possess large-sized vacuoles?

Hydrostatic Pressure:

Turgor, or hydrostatic, pressure occurs because of osmosis. Osmosis happens when water diffuses into and out of a plant cell due to changes in the concentration gradient of dissolved solutes from the outside to the inside of the cell.

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Plant cells have large-sized vacuoles because they must store an adequate amount of water in order to maintain their turgor, or hydrostatic...

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Central Vacuole in Plant Cells: Definition & Function


Chapter 24 / Lesson 13

What does the central vacuole do? Learn about the central vacuole function, see its role in photosynthesis and see the central vacuole's structure in plant cells.

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