Definition of Tonoplast

1. Noun. (biology) The cytoplasmic membrane surrounding a vacuole, separating the vacuolar contents from the cell's cytoplasm. ¹



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Definition of Tonoplast

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tonoplast

1. Membrane that surrounds the vacuole in a plant cell. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tonoplast

tonoclonic
tonoclonic spasm
tonofibril
tonofibrils
tonofilament
tonofilaments
tonogenesis
tonograph
tonography
tonometer
tonometers
tonometric
tonometries
tonometry
tonophant
tonoplast (current term)
tonoplast intrinsic protein
tonoplasts
tonoscillograph
tonotopic
tonotopically
tonotropic
tonous
tonqua bean
tonqua beans
tonquin bean
tonquin beans
tons
tonsil
tonsil-hockey

Literary usage of Tonoplast

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to Cytology by Lester Whyland Sharp (1921)
"Through the absorption of water they swell and become vacuoles, the vacuole wall thus being made up of the material of the tonoplast body. ..."

2. The Rôle of Diffusion and Osmotic Pressure in Plants by Burton Edward Livingston (1903)
"The part played in the development of turgidity by the tonoplast and ... was able to separate the tonoplast from the remainder of the protoplasmic mass, ..."

3. The Role of Diffusion and Osmotic Pressure in Plants by Burton Edward Livingston (1903)
"The part played in the development of turgidity by the tonoplast and ... was able to separate the tonoplast from the remainder of the protoplasmic mass, ..."

4. Rice Genetics IV by Gurdev S. Khush, D. S. Brar, Bill Hardy (2001)
"Based on a microscopic analysis, it has been reported that the first clearly observed event in aerenchyma formation in maize roots is tonoplast disruption ..."

5. Air Quality Criteria for Oxides of Nitrogenby Dennis J. Kotchmar by Dennis J. Kotchmar (1996)
"Both cell and tonoplast membranes contain energy (ATP)- dependent hydrogen ion (H+) pumps, and the tonoplast pump is strongly inhibited by nitrate (Hager ..."

6. Tissue Culture: Plants : A Bibliography, January 1991-April 1993. by Henry Gilbert (1994)
"The tonoplast H + -ATPase activity and the ATP-proton transport extracted from cells incubated at 20 degrees С declined rapidly and reached a minimum level ..."

7. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"... tonoplast of De Vries). Such a central vacuole is much more characteristic of old cells and tissues than of young or embryonic regions. ..."

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