THE CELL THEORY
Learn how Robert Hooke and many others discovered the cell!
The Life of the Scientist
The Cell Theory
The first man to see an alive cell under a microscope was Antony van Leeuwenhoek. The idea that cells could be seperated into units was created by Ludolph Christian Treviranus and Johann Jacob Paul Moldenhawer. All of these discoveries led to Henri Dutrochet creating one of the modern cell theories by saying; "The Cell is the fundamental element of organization.".
All the contributions of Hooke, Leeuwenhoek, Treviranus, Moldenhawer, and Dutrochet helped create the cell theory that we have today. The cell theory reads:
- All living things or organisms are made of cells and their products.
- New cells are created by old cells dividing into two.
- Cells are the basic building units of life.
So next time you learn about cells, you can thank Robert Hooke and all the other scientistis that made it possible to learn about cells.
- Famousscientists.org, (Biography)
- princeton.edu (Cell theory research)
- Google Images (Pictures)