What structural and functional attributes


What structural and functional attributes must a cell have to be called a

living cell?


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.

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