Give reasons for the following. The cell is called the structural and functional unit of life.
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A cell is called as the fundamental structural and functional unit of life because they form the building blocks (bricks) of the main organs of organisms. The cells are the basic parts of all organs. These cells in group forms tissues that have specialized function and these tissues together form the organs.
It is functional unit of life because the cells carry out all the functions of body (physiological, biochemical. genetic and other functions).