Dehydration Effect on the Internal Cell Pressure

  • Yu. F. Zabashta Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • O. S. Svechnikova Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • S. V. Severylov Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Keywords: deformation, stress relaxation, cell, turgor pressure

Abstract

The dependence of the turgor pressure on the water content in a cellular structure is studied experimentally. The turgor pressure is found to decrease as the water content in a cell diminished. The experimental result is analyzed in the framework of a two-component cell model. The cell wall deformation is demonstrated to make a main contribution to the turgor pressure, so that a drop of the turgor pressure is a consequence of the stress relaxation in the cell wall.

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Published
2018-10-25
How to Cite
Zabashta, Y., Svechnikova, O., & Severylov, S. (2018). Dehydration Effect on the Internal Cell Pressure. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 59(10), 989. https://doi.org/10.15407/ujpe59.10.0989
Section
Soft matter