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Post by stuffmuffin » Sun May 14, 2006 9:24 am

how does SA/V ratio influence diffusion, and the survival of the cell? :?:

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Post by Doc44 » Mon May 15, 2006 1:45 am

The larger the cell the smaller the SA/V ratio becomes. As cells become larger and larger there is not enough SA to allow for diffusion into and within the cytoplasm. When a cell gets to big it cannot survive.

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Post by stuffmuffin » Mon May 15, 2006 5:40 am

thanks for that info, i will try that on my teacher next time she asks me a question while i tuned out :P

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