What Limits Cell Size

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Diffusion Limits Cell Size. Diffusion: Random movement of particles form an area of higher concentration to area of lower concentration. Diffusion is a fast and efficient process over small distancesOver large distances becomes very slow and inefficient. DNA Limits Cell Size. DNA stored in the cells nucleus is the blue print for proteins needed for cell function.There is a limit to how quickly the blueprints can be copied in the nucleus to make proteins in the cytoplasm. .

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1. What Limits Cell Size?

3. DNA Limits Cell Size DNA stored in the cells nucleus is the blue print for proteins needed for cell function. There is a limit to how quickly the blueprints can be copied in the nucleus to make proteins in the cytoplasm.

4. Surface Area-to-Volume Ratio Limits Cell Size As a cell’s size increases, it’s volume increases much faster.

5. Surface Area-to-Volume Ratio Limits Cell Size If cell size doubles, it requires 8 times more nutrients and would have 8 times more waste. Surface area only increase by a factor of 4.

6. Surface Area-to-Volume Ratio Limits Cell Size Plasma membrane would not have enough surface area to gain oxygen and nutrients, or get rid of waste through diffusion. The cell would die

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