(2) Explain the importance of the surface area to volume ratio as a factor limiting cell size.

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Explain the importance of the surface area to volume ratio as a factor limiting cell size

The size of a cell is limited by its need to exchange materials with it's environment

If a cell becomes too large, its  diffusion distance becomes too long to be efficient and its surface to volume ration becomes too small to allow the necessary exchange. 

The rate with which a cell produces heat/waste and consumes

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