I can't understand what is the difference between plasmolysis and cytorrhysis. The wikipedia page says the cell wall is destroyed (or something like that), but then says no it actually isn't...
Would much appreciate it if you could explain the difference. Thanks in advance!
When a plant cell is placed in a highly concentrated solution, water diffuses out of the cell, and turgor pressure is lost causing the cell to become flaccid. Further loss of water will result in plasmolysis, and finally to cytorrhysis, the complete collapse of cell wall. Unlike plasmolysis cytorrhysis is irreversible, as the plant cells die.