Biology

The maximum size to which a cell may grow is limited mainly by the cell's?

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  1. "With the increase in cell size the ratio between surface area and volume decreases. A large cell will therefore have less surface area compared to the volume to cope with the demands of the cell as far as the exchange of materials between the extracellular environment and the cytoplasm is concerned.On the other hand a smaller cell will have large surface area to adequately meet the demands of the volume of the cytoplasm.The cell volume depends upon r to the power 3 and the cell surface depends upon r(radius) to the power 2. This becomes the limiting factor for the growth of the cell."
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