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Jan Sapp

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195156195

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156195.001.0001

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The Myth of the Cell Theory

The Myth of the Cell Theory

(p.75) 7 The Myth of the Cell Theory

Jan Sapp

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses cell theory. Biologists from the second half of the 19th century who investigated cells often claimed that it held the key to all biological problems. Cell theory was comprised of three tenets: that all plants and animals are made of cells, that all cells arise from division of preexisting cells, and that cells possess all the attributes of life (assimilation, growth, and reproduction).

Keywords:   cell theory, cells, Schleiden, Schwann

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