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Limitations of Cell Size

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Cells and their surrounding cell membrane are usually very small because

A

the phospholipid bilayer of the plasma membrane cannot maintain integrity, keeping the size of the cell small.

B

the concentration of enzymes in small cells is greater than in large cells.

C

the exchange of materials is less efficient than in large cells.

D

it has a larger surface area to volume ratio compared to larger cells and therefore provides a more efficient exchange of nutrients and waste products.