Restoration of turgor brings about recovery of the leaf to its normal erect position.
Increase of turgor induced by irrigation enhances the rate of growth.
In sensitive plants stimulus applied at a distance induces in the responding region an expansion indicative of increase of turgor.
Withholding of water for a day caused a general loss of turgor of the plant.
The other, which induces diminution of turgor and contraction, will be termed as the excitatory impulse.
We shall now investigate the change induced in a growing organ in the rate of growth by variation of turgor.
He found that the tension in stems, and presumably its turgor, is increased with rise and decreased with fall of temperature.
turgor may be increased by enhancing the rate of ascent of sap or by an artificial increase of internal hydrostatic pressure.
A diminution or negative variation of turgor depresses the rate of growth.
I shall now describe the influence of induced diminution of turgor on the rate of growth.
turgor tur·gor (tûr'gər, -gôr')
The state of being turgid.
The normal fullness or tension produced by the fluid content of blood vessels, capillaries, and cells.