why is protoplasm called physical basis of life

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Huxley called protoplasm to be physical basis of life .


  1. Every cell consists of protoplasm, a cell without protoplasm is considered to be dead.
  2. Protoplasm ,(mainly cytoplasm ) is the main arena for cellular activities like glycolysis etc .
  3. Life is not possible without protoplasm hence called physical basis of life i.e a physical thing/matter that supports life.
answered by Amee
All the living activities like respiration,chemical reaction,digestion takes pkace inside the protoplasm so it is termed as physical basis of life.
answered by Shahrukh Husain Shah