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What prevents a plant cell from bursting in a hypotonic solution?


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Answered 2010-09-27 13:51:18

A cell wall made of collagen, which surrounds the plasma membrane. Animal cells do not have a cell wall.

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What rigid structure do plant cells have that prevents them from bursting in a hypotonic solution?

A cell wall that is counter pressure to water that rushes into the cell in a hypotonic solution.


A plant cell placed in a hypotonic solution will not lyse because?

The cell wall prevents the plant cell from bursting.


What happens to a plant cell when placed in an hypotonic solution?

When a plant cell is placed in an hypotonic solution it becomes swollen and hard. The cell takes in water by osmosis and starts to swell, but the cell wall prevents it from bursting.


Grace over-watered her plants causing an extreme hypotonic environment for the plant cells What protects the plant cells from bursting?

The cell wall with tonoplast prevents them from bursting.


What keeps a plant cell from bursting when placed in a hypotonic solution?

the cell wall, and the cell membrane (:


What is the structure in plant cells that prevent the cell from bursting when placed into a hypotonic solution?

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What structure do plant cells have that animal cells do not that keeps them from bursting in a hypotonic solution?

a cell wall


When a plant cell is placed in a hypotonic solution the cell wall prevents?

The plant cell wall helps prevent bursting. When placed in a hypotonic solution, water will enter the cell, because the concentration of solutes inside the cell is greater than outside. The cell wall helps to support the cell, and maintain rigidity.


Why does a plant cell not burst when it is placed in a hypotonic solution?

Plant cell sizes and shapes are rather rigid due to their cell wall which keeps it from expanding to the point of bursting.


Why don't plant cells in the hypotonic environment swell with water and burst?

The cell wall prevents the plant cell from swelling with water and bursting. The cell wall is rigid and determines the plants height.


What will happen if you put plant cell and animal cell in hypotonic solution?

In biology, a hypotonic solution refers to a solution that contains less solute (more water) compared to the cytoplasm of the cell. If the solution surrounding the cell is hypotonic osmosis causes water to have a net flow into the cell, thus, resulting in the swelling and expansion of the cell. When an animal cell is set to a hypotonic environment the cell will eventually lyse (rupture) due to the osmotic pressure. In a plant, the cell will not lyse but become turgid because of its cell wall that prevents it from bursting. In fact, it is the osmotic pressure (or turgor pressure) that helps keep the plant from wilting and losing its shape.


What structure do plant cells have that animal cells do not keeps them from bursting in a hypotonic solution?

This structure is called the plant's cell wall and it is made mostly of cellulose.


Why would a cell not burst when put in a hypotonic solution?

In general, an animal cell will burst if put in a hypotonic solution - but a plant cell will not. The cell wall of plants gives them more structural support - allow for the cell to swell (as water flows in) - without bursting.


What will happen if a plant cell is placed in a hypotonic solution?

if a plant cell is placed in a hypotonic solution water will enter inside the cell


What can happen to plant cells when placed in a hypotonic solution?

Placing plant cells into hypotonic solution causes the osmotic pressure to increase. Placing an animal cell in a hypotonic solution will cause water to move into the cell.


A plant will wilt if it is surrounded by hypertonic solution or hypotonic solution?

Hypertonic solution.


What prevents the plant cells from swelling and bursting in distilled water?

cell wall


What prevents plant cells from bursting when water enters the cell?

The cell wall.


What prevents a plant cell from bursting?

Answerthe cell walland the cell membrane


Why don't plant cells burst when water diffuses into them?

The cell wall prevents the plant cell from bursting


When plant is place in hypotonic solution?

the plant cell shrinks and this is because concentration is high in the solution and less in plant cell


The plant part which provides resistance to microbes to withstand hypotonic external media without bursting?

cell wall.


What happens to plant cell in hypotonic solution?

Plant cell become turgid .


What happens to plant cells in a hypotonic solution?

it will shrink too.


What happens to a plant cell if it is place in a hypotonic solution?

Plasmolysis


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