When a freshly collected Spirogyra filament is kept in a 10% potassium nitrate solution, it is observed that the protoplasm shrinks in size:
(a) What is this phenomenon called?
(b) What will happen if the filament is replaced in distilled water?

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Ans.
(a) Plasmolysis
(b) This will cause more water to enter into the cells, and the cells would swell and return to their natural shape and size.

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