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Cells and their surrounding cell membrane are usually very small because
the phospholipid bilayer of the plasma membrane cannot maintain integrity, keeping the size of the cell small.
the concentration of enzymes in small cells is greater than in large cells.
the exchange of materials is less efficient than in large cells.
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.