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What are the 5 activities all cells must perform to stay alive?

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liln8ve | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 12, 2008 at 7:26 AM via web

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What are the 5 activities all cells must perform to stay alive?

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whoa-nelly | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted November 12, 2008 at 8:36 AM (Answer #1)

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At the very basic level, cells need to:

  1. Get nutrients
  2. Get energy
  3. Remove Waste Products
  4. Grow
  5. Reproduce (although this is more about keeping the species alive and not required for a cell's daily survival)

They also need to be able to adapt to their surroundings.

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parker90 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 16, 2008 at 7:31 PM (Answer #2)

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1.Respiration

2.Reproduction

3.Metabloism

4.Movement

5.Excretion

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sid-sarfraz | TA , Graduate | (Level 2) Salutatorian

Posted January 4, 2015 at 2:20 PM (Answer #3)

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The activities that cells must perform to stay alive are as follows:-

  • Take in nutrition
  • Getting rid of toxic wastes
  • Movement
  • Growth and development
  • Respire to get energy from food
  • Reproduce in order to produce other cells
  • Metabolism

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