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karatechopper

  • 3 years ago

Factors limiting Cell size?

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  1. nooce
    • 3 years ago
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    If I recall right it's because of the ratio of a cell's surface area to it's volume. A cell needs to export waste and import nutrients & food through the cellular membrane. It has to maintain a high ratio of surface area:volume for efficient material transport. If the cell grows, its volume outpaces the surface area.

  2. karatechopper
    • 3 years ago
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    Yea thats what the book said! But thanks! Atleast i was right! I don't think there are anymore right?

  3. nooce
    • 3 years ago
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    I think that's the main limiting factor :) I'm not exactly an expert though D:

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