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Postby basitnadeem28 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:55 pm

Hello everyone I am an student and I want to ask that ''Why Cell membrane is called living?''
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Postby vinayaksabnis » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:19 am

because its a component of cell which protects the cell from external damage
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Postby JackBean » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:29 am

I don't think that's the reason
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Postby pisces » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:41 am

coz' Cell membrane have nature selectively permeable
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Re: Cell Membrane

Postby jonmoulton » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:45 pm

Consider: is the membrane of a living cell at equilibrium?
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Re: Cell Membrane

Postby chrisPbacon » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:46 pm

The cell membrane is living because it's the means of support for all living things. Anything composed of cells is a living organism. Don't think of the cell membrane as an actual living thing seperate from the cell itself.
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Re: Cell Membrane

Postby JackBean » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:10 am

chrisPbacon wrote:The cell membrane is living because it's the means of support for all living things. Anything composed of cells is a living organism. Don't think of the cell membrane as an actual living thing seperate from the cell itself.

Of course not, but the membrane is still called living. Why? Hint: look at Darby's post.
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Postby Yasa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:19 pm

Well, it performs an action, controls the movement inside and outside the cell. :?
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Re: Cell Membrane

Postby chrisPbacon » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:38 pm

JackBean wrote:
chrisPbacon wrote:The cell membrane is living because it's the means of support for all living things. Anything composed of cells is a living organism. Don't think of the cell membrane as an actual living thing seperate from the cell itself.

Of course not, but the membrane is still called living. Why? Hint: look at Darby's post.


Darby has 1000 posts, and searching didn't come up with anything pertaining to this subject. And my statement is correct in terms of its meaning. "The cell membrane is living because... its the means of support for all cells/living things..." That's why it is living. The cell membrane is animate allowing things to enter and exit the cell, doing so supports the cell in terms of obtaining organic matter, and also serves as its structure.
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Re: Cell Membrane

Postby JackBean » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:04 am

what about the one in this thread? :roll:

jonmoulton wrote:Consider: is the membrane of a living cell at equilibrium?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Re: Cell Membrane

Postby chrisPbacon » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:09 pm

Well that was my first choice obviously, but unless your seeing something that I am not, there is no post by darby unless you're referring to him under an alias.
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Postby JackBean » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:44 am

what do you mean by there is no post by darby?
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