osmosis

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a, Exosmosis of ecdysial fluid and an additional molt (15 x); b, failure to shed the head capsule (30 x); c, failure to shed the exuvium (20x); d, bulging of the hindgut (10 x); and e, deformed pupa (10 x).
Both control and treatment vials were held at 10 [degrees] C for 24 h to allow exosmosis and then warmed to room temperature and gently mixed.
Stieger and Feller (1994) reported that at ultra-low MC, the membrane system cannot maintain its continuity which leads to exosmosis of intracellular substances during re- hydration and ultimately to decreased seed vigour.