What structural and functional attributes must a cell have to be called a
A cell must have the following structural and functional attributes to be a called a living cell
(a) Cell membrane – It is the outer membrane of the cell which is made up of phospholipids primarily.
(b) Cytoplasm – The liquid containing the controlled concentration of organic and inorganic compounds. They provide energy and material for reproduction.
(c) Nucleus – It contains DNA, the nuclear matrix or the nucleoplasm containing nucleolus and chromatin. They can be also known as the brain of the cell which controls all the activities.