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Postby beaconitesrock » Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:37 pm

how big can a cell be?? i really wanna know this. it's in my course but i have no clue about it. can someone around here please help me??
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:01 pm

Cells are usually small, mainly because an increase in size leads to an overall increase in the volume/surface ratio.
The neuron can reach 1 meter. Skeletical muscular fibre about 20 cm...
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Postby chemistry_freako » Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:44 pm

Guess it depends on what type(s) of cells you're talking about (eg. plant cells, animal cells).

You can try this: (not sure if it helps) http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/biology/b103/f02/lab3.html
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Postby b_d_41501 » Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:51 pm

isn't the biggest cell an egg?
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Postby Poison » Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:11 pm

Yes it is. About 200-250 micron.
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the answer i got

Postby beaconitesrock » Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:48 pm

thanks alot for helping me.i was actually asking for the size of an animal cell.thanks anyways.
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Postby shaunie » Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:39 pm

There was a picture in my textbook of a single prokaryote of the size of a drosopholas head, was freaky lol
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:41 pm

The biggest bacteria is named Thiomargarita nambiensis. It was discovered in 1997. It is about 0.75 mm in size, and it is visible with the naked eye
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Postby chemistry_freako » Mon Jul 04, 2005 2:36 pm

cool =D
only know about the bigger sized viruses heh XD :wink:
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