Why don't bacterial cells burst in a hypotonic solution?

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The bacteria will lose some water to their surroundings, but continually take on additional water through specialized aquaporins to maintain cell volume.

The bacteria that survive in hypotonic habitats have adapted to survive with very low internal solute concentrations.

Bacteria have an intracellular organelle that enables them to expel excess water.

Bacteria have a cell wall


asked Dec 25, 2012 in Biology by anonymous

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Bacteria have a cell wall


answered Dec 25, 2012 by anonymous

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