Evolution Of Cell Theory

Events

CELL FIRST OBSERVED

1665

In 1665, Robert Hooke became the first human to discover the small building blocks to life. he did it by stumbling across a honeycomb like structure in a cork slice through a compound microscope but he only saw the cell walls and coined the term "cell"

LIVING CELLS REVEALED

1670

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek was the first person to see living cells in action, the sample taken from pond water and observed it through a lenses for

BEST SELLING BOOK

1683

Down the track Anton Van Leeuwenhoek published a book of what he saw through a microscope and publishing a letter to the royal society stating the first protozoa and bacteria discovered

HELLO NUCLEUS

1833

Robert Brown is famous for seeing the control house of a cell known as the nucleus in plant cells

ARE PLANTS MADE OF CELLS? INDEED

1838

Matthias Jakob Schleiden, a German botanist proposed that all plant tissues are made up of cells and are the basic building blocks of all plants. this signified the first generalized statement about cells

THE CELL THEORY

1839

Theodor Schwann concluded that that not only plants are composed of cells but also animals. this concluded the debate between plants and animals had different fundamentally structure. He also states ' cells are organisms and all organisms consists of one or more cells

HOW IS LIFE CREATED? CELLS

1840

Albrecht Von Roelliker discovered that the key elements of reproduction, sperm and eggs, are also cells

CELL THEORY REWRITTEN

1845

Carl Heinrich Braun names cells as the basic unit building blocks of all life

3RD ADDITION TO THE CELL THEORY

1855

Rudolf Virchow states that all cells develop only from existing cells, stating that 1 cell splits to 2 then 4 then 8 and so on. he also proposed that diseases cells come from healthy cells

DOUBLE HELIX

1953

Watson and crick discovered the double helix making up the structure of DNA. Its was a massive milestone with understanding how genes control the chemical process within a cell