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How can a cell protect itself from being cytolized?

  1. Aug 2, 2004 #1
    Osmosis:
    a. presence of h20 molecules
    b. presence of a semi-permeable membrane
    c. direction: from a region of higher concentration to a region of lower concentration


    * osmosis is a passive transport, which is defined as the movement of molecules without the expenditure of cellular energy.

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    1. what factors are important to bring about a faster movement through a membrane?

    2. how can a cell protect itself from being cytolized?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 2, 2004 #2
    you could change the concentration gradients on either side of the membrane, i guess, and well.. plant cells protect themselves pretty well with the cell walls... they just bulge. i believe so, anyways. dont remember exactly.
     
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