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Apoplast vs. Symplast — What's the Difference?

Apoplast vs. Symplast — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Apoplast and Symplast

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Apoplast

Inside a plant, the apoplast is the space outside the plasma membrane within which material can diffuse freely. It is interrupted by the Casparian strip in roots, by air spaces between plant cells and by the plant cuticle.
Sep 14, 2021

Symplast

The symplast of a plant is the inner side of the plasma membrane in which water and low-molecular-weight solutes can freely diffuse. Symplast cells have more than one nucleus.
Sep 14, 2021

Apoplast

(botany) The space outside of a plant's plasma membrane through which water and soluble nutrients are transported across a tissue or organ
Sep 14, 2021

Symplast

(biology) The inner side of the plasma membrane of a plant in which water can freely diffuse.
Sep 14, 2021

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