Tagged Questions

The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
71 views

What is the difference between osmotic potential and osmotic pressure?

Which term is used to calculate water potential? Does osmotic potential mean the same as solute potential?
3
votes
2answers
118 views

Does osmosis take place in prokaryotic cells?

As far as I know, osmosis occurs in Eukaryotic cells, and I'm wondering if it could take place in prokaryotic cells too.
5
votes
2answers
724 views

Diffusion of Hypotonic solution into solution with glucose and starch

Cell walls are selectively permeable to ions and organic molecules. Sometimes the selectivity is passive and a reflection of the physical laws governing diffusion. We can do simple experiments that ...
5
votes
1answer
63 views

How does a Na+/H+ antiporter drive osmosis in this “osmotic motor”?

This recent paper in Cell describes a cancer cell using osmotic pressure to move in confined spaces. The cell preferentially inserts Na+/H+ antiporters in the leading membrane. I want someone to ...