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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 Body Politic

The Body Politic

(p.82) 8 The Body Politic

Jan Sapp

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses how cell theory revolutionized the concept of the individual. A plant or an animal was no longer conceived of as a singular entity constructed out of cellular tissue. What was important was that the cell was alive — it possessed all the attributes of life. The cell state, dawn of protistology, the term “cell” as a misnomer, and the theory formulated by the Freiburg zoologist August Weismann are discussed.

Keywords:   cell theory, individual, cells, cell state, prostitology, August Weismann

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