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 what would happen if the plasma membrane ruptures or breaks down

 

Asked by Archi Kulkarni(student) , on 1/6/13

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Plasma Membrane is the outer covering of the cell that seperates its content from the surrounding medium. It is a selectively permeable membrane . If it rupture or breaks down the cytoplasm will come in direct contact with the surrounding medium and the act of selection will stop.

Posted by Pritisha..(student)on 6/4/13

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Plasma Membrane is the outer covering of the cell that seperates its content from the surrounding medium. It is a selectively permeable membrane . If it rupture or breaks down the cytoplasm will come in direct contact with the surrounding medium and the act of selection will stop..

Posted by Shivani(student)on 2/5/13

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If the plasma membrane of a cell is ruptured, then the cell will die. The plasma membrane regulates the movement of substances in and out of the cell by diffusion or osmosis. Thus, if the plasma membrane is ruptured, then the cell might leak out its contents.

Posted by Saiansh Arya(student)on 2/5/13

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If plasma membrane ruptures or breaks down it will not function properly and so lysosomes(sucide bags) will burst and release enzymes(distive juices) and will digest its own cell.

Posted by Jahanvi ..smile(student)on 1/6/13

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Plasma Membrane is the outer covering of the cell that seperates its content from the surrounding medium. It is a selectively permeable membrane . If it rupture or breaks down the cytoplasm will come in direct contact with the surrounding medium and the act of selection will stop.

Posted by Angel(student)on 1/6/13

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1.the of the cell will be destroyed

2.the cytoplasm and othe cell orgenelles get mixed with other cells.

Posted by Puneet(student)on 1/6/13

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Plasma membrane acts as a selectively permeable barrier between cell components and external environment. If plasma membrane breaks down, it would result in the release of cellular components including cell organelles and cytoplasm in the external environment ultimately leading to the cell death.

Posted by Saman Ahmad(MeritNation Expert)on 3/6/13

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