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    I was wondering if anyone could explain the following:

    "if the dividing cell wall were formed before the daughter cells separated they would immediately undergo osmotic lysis"

    My textbook doesn't really explain why they would undergo osmotic lysis.
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    Probabily because the cell wall can only resist pressure for a particular cell size, if 2 cells are in the same cell wall that means double the size of a normal cell so the increases in volume can not be stabilised, cell wall breaks so does plasma membrane. I am not sure of my answer but that's what I could think of.

    Edit: in case it is not clear, the increase in volume due to osmosin of water into the cell due to differences in water potential.
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    (Original post by Rana1997)
    Probabily because the cell wall can only resist pressure for a particular cell size, if 2 cells are in the same cell wall that means double the size of a normal cell so the increases in volume can not be stabilised, cell wall breaks so does plasma membrane. I am not sure of my answer but that's what I could think of.

    Edit: in case it is not clear, the increase in volume due to osmosin of water into the cell due to differences in water potential.
    thanks
 
 
 
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