cell size

Gavin/Kim Harrison gkharris at sisnet.ssku.k12.ca.us
Wed Apr 24 12:20:55 EST 1996

   I have recently received mail on a question I posted earlier this week
about surface area/ volume ratios.  The letter I received stated that
bacterial cells have the highest surface area/volume ratio.  Is this
true?  The project I am currently working on deals with the efficiency of
cells depending on their surface area or volume.  Are cells more efficient
if their S/V ratio is greater?  Is there an ideal S/V ratio?  Your help is


Kim Harrison

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