Why are cells circular shaped?


Why are cells circular shaped?

Advantages to Spherical Shape

The sphere is an advantageous shape in a number of ways. Sphere's maximize volume as compared to surface area and so in comparison to other shapes a sphere can hold more material while taking up less space. In nature, spheres also tend to be energetically stable, note how water forms into droplets. Spheres are energy efficient.

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When a cell does take a spherical shape, it is likely because that cell's function is aided by high a volume to surface area ratio and an energy...

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