What is the relationship between osmosis and turgor pressure?

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Turgor pressure is caused by water pushing the cell membrane against the cell wall of cells that have a cell wall (plant, bacteria, fungi etc.) Osmosis moves water into or out of cells.


A turgid cell has a high turgor pressure because the large amount of water inside of the cell pushes the membrane against the inside of the cell wall.

A plasmolyzed cell has a low turgor pressure because there is a low volume of water inside of the cell.


This video explains why and how water moves into or out of cells by the process of osmosis.

Hope this helps!