History of Microscopy Quiz

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Who coined the term 'Cell' and when?

Robert Hooke in 1665

Which scientist is regarded as the Father of Microscopy?

Anton van Leeuwenhoek

Who observed single-celled organisms under the microscope and termed them Animalcules?

Anton van Leeuwenhoek

Who first proposed that cells are the basic unit of life in plants?

Mathias Schleiden

Who focused on studying animal cells under the microscope and proposed that animal tissues are made up of cells?

Theodor Schwann

Which scientist saw that diseased cells divide to produce more diseased cells?

Rudolf Virchow

Who proposed the Cellular Theory of Plants after noticing ovals inside plant cells while observing pollen grains fertilizing a plant?

Mathias Schleiden

Who believed that every cell originates from another cell, also known as the Biogenic Law?

Rudolf Virchow

Who concluded that currently existing cells create new cells by dividing into two daughter cells?

Rudolf Virchow

Who observed small rooms in cork under a microscope and coined them as Cellula ('small room' in Latin)?

Robert Hooke

What is the function of ribosomes in a bacterial cell?

Making proteins

Which bacterial structure is responsible for helping bacteria attach to surfaces?


What type of molecule is a plasmid in a bacterial cell?

Double-stranded DNA molecule

Test your knowledge of the history of microscopy with this quiz covering prominent figures such as Robert Hooke and Anton van Leeuwenhoek, who made significant contributions to the field. Explore their discoveries and legacy in the world of microscopy.

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