Surface Area to Volume Ratio

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Year 10, almost year 11. Biology (Patterns In Nature) Note on Surface Area to Volume Ratio, created by pussinboots98 on 03/19/2014.

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Volume of a cell determines its metabolic needs and waste products

As the cell size (or size of the organism) increases, the SA:V ration decreases.

As cell size increases, the cell will have a relatively SMALL surface area compared to its volume

This will limit the efficiency with which substances ca

SA:V Ratio Explanation

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