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    • #1321
      beaconitesrock
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      how big can a cell be?? i really wanna know this. it’s in my course but i have no clue about it. can someone around here please help me??

    • #25759
      MrMistery
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      Cells are usually small, mainly because an increase in size leads to an overall increase in the volume/surface ratio.
      The neuron can reach 1 meter. Skeletical muscular fibre about 20 cm…

    • #25791
      chemistry_freako
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      Guess it depends on what type(s) of cells you’re talking about (eg. plant cells, animal cells).

      You can try this: (not sure if it helps) http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/biology/b103/f02/lab3.html

    • #25793
      b_d_41501
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      isn’t the biggest cell an egg?

    • #25794
      Poison
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      Yes it is. About 200-250 micron.

    • #25805
      beaconitesrock
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      thanks alot for helping me.i was actually asking for the size of an animal cell.thanks anyways.

    • #25810
      shaunie
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      There was a picture in my textbook of a single prokaryote of the size of a drosopholas head, was freaky lol

    • #25824
      MrMistery
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      The biggest bacteria is named Thiomargarita nambiensis. It was discovered in 1997. It is about 0.75 mm in size, and it is visible with the naked eye

    • #26033
      chemistry_freako
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      cool =D
      only know about the bigger sized viruses heh XD 😉

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