History of Cell Theory

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Who first observed tiny compartments in a sliced piece of cork, leading to the origin of the biological term 'cell'?

Robert Hooke

Who reported the presence of cells in animal tissues?

Theodor Schwann

Who concluded that cells are present in all plant tissues?

Mathias Schleiden

Which principle of the cell theory states that all living things are structurally made up of cells?

First principle

Which principle of the cell theory states that the cell is the fundamental unit of organization for all organisms?

Second principle

Which process results in the continuity of life arising directly from the division and growth of single cells?


Test your knowledge of the history and development of cell theory, from Robert Hooke's initial observations to the contributions of Theodor Schwann and Mathias Schleiden.

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