Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 10, Cell Growth and Division - 10.1 - Cell Growth, Division, and Reproduction - 10.1 Assessment - Page 278: 1b


As a cell increases in size, its surface area-to-volume ratio decreases.

Work Step by Step

The decrease of surface area-to-volume ratio with increasing cell size poses a problem for cells because there is not enough cell membrane for cell use. This is one of the major reasons why cells are limited in size and cannot grow too large.
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