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- 5.2: Discovery of Cells and Cell Theory
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- 5.2: Discovery of Cells and Cell Theory
- Cell (biology)
5.2: Discovery of Cells and Cell Theory
This lists the logos of programs or partners of NG Education which have provided or contributed the content on this page. Leveled by. Thursday, May 23, Although they are externally very different, internally, an elephant, a sunflower, and an amoeba are all made of the same building blocks. From the single cells that make up the most basic organisms to the trillions of cells that constitute the complex structure of the human body, each and every living being on Earth is comprised of cells.
This idea, part of the cell theory, is one of the central tenants of biology. Cell theory also states that cells are the basic functional unit of living organisms and that all cells come from other cells. Although this knowledge is foundational today, scientists did not always know about cells. The discovery of the cell would not have been possible if not for advancements to the microscope. Interested in learning more about the microscopic world, scientist Robert Hooke improved the design of the existing compound microscope in His microscope used three lenses and a stage light, which illuminated and enlarged the specimens.
These advancements allowed Hooke to see something wondrous when he placed a piece of cork under the microscope. Hooke detailed his observations of this tiny and previously unseen world in his book, Micrographia.
It was unsurprising that van Leeuwenhoek would make such a discovery. He was a master microscope maker and perfected the design of the simple microscope which only had a single lens , enabling it to magnify an object by around two hundred to three hundred times its original size.
Van Leeuwenhoek became fascinated. He went on to be the first to observe and describe spermatozoa in He even took a look at the plaque between his teeth under the microscope.
In a letter to the Royal Society, he wrote, "I then most always saw, with great wonder, that in the said matter there were many very little living animalcules, very prettily a-moving. In the nineteenth century, biologists began taking a closer look at both animal and plant tissues, perfecting cell theory.
Scientists could readily tell that plants were completely made up of cells due to their cell wall. However, this was not so obvious for animal cells, which lack a cell wall. German scientists Theodore Schwann and Mattias Schleiden studied cells of animals and plants respectively. These scientists identified key differences between the two cell types and put forth the idea that cells were the fundamental units of both plants and animals.
However, Schwann and Schleiden misunderstood how cells grow. Eventually, other scientists began to uncover the truth. Another piece of the cell theory puzzle was identified by Rudolf Virchow in , who stated that all cells are generated by existing cells.
At the turn of the century, attention began to shift toward cytogenetics, which aimed to link the study of cells to the study of genetics. In the s, Walter Sutton and Theodor Boveri were responsible for identifying the chromosome as the hub for heredity —forever linking genetics and cytology. The discovery of the cell continued to impact science one hundred years later, with the discovery of stem cells, the undifferentiated cells that have yet to develop into more specialized cells.
Scientists began deriving embryonic stem cells from mice in the s, and in , James Thomson isolated human embryonic stem cells and developed cell lines. His work was then published in an article in the journal Science. It was later discovered that adult tissues, usually skin, could be reprogrammed into stem cells and then form other cell types. These cells are known as induced pluripotent stem cells. The discovery of the cell has had a far greater impact on science than Hooke could have ever dreamed in In addition to giving us a fundamental understanding of the building blocks of all living organisms, the discovery of the cell has led to advances in medical technology and treatment.
Today, scientists are working on personalized medicine, which would allow us to grow stem cells from our very own cells and then use them to understand disease processes.
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Scientists once thought that life spontaneously arose from nonliving things. Thanks to experimentation and the invention of the microscope, it is now known that life comes from preexisting life and that cells come from preexisting cells. Cells function differently in unicellular and multicellular organisms.
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This lists the logos of programs or partners of NG Education which have provided or contributed the content on this page. Leveled by. Thursday, May 23, Although they are externally very different, internally, an elephant, a sunflower, and an amoeba are all made of the same building blocks. From the single cells that make up the most basic organisms to the trillions of cells that constitute the complex structure of the human body, each and every living being on Earth is comprised of cells. This idea, part of the cell theory, is one of the central tenants of biology.
5.2: Discovery of Cells and Cell Theory
The cell from Latin cella , meaning "small room"  is the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all known organisms. A cell is the smallest unit of life. Cells are often called the "building blocks of life".
Eduard Strasburger was one of the most prominent biologists contributing to the development of the Cell Theory during the nineteenth century. His major contribution related to the characterization of mitosis and cytokinesis and especially to the discovery of the discrete stages of mitosis, which he termed prophase, metaphase and anaphase. Besides his observations on uninucleate plant and animal cells, he also investigated division processes in multinucleate cells. Here, he emphasised the independent nature of mitosis and cytokinesis.
What is this incredible object? Would it surprise you to learn that it is a human cell? The cell is actually too small to see with the unaided eye.
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Discovery of Cells
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