0372-400Х (Edition in Ukrainian)
2071-0186 (Edition in English)
2071-0194 (in electronic form)
Abbreviated key title: Ukr. J. Phys.
Zabashta Yu.F., Svechnikova O.S., Severylov S.V.
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
(2, Academician Glushkov Ave., Kyiv 03022, Ukraine; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dehydration Effect on the Internal Cell Pressure
Section: Soft matter
Original Author's Text: Ukrainian
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.
Key words: deformation, stress relaxation, cell, turgor pressure.