2The Cell TheoryThe CELL THEORY, or cell doctrine, states that all organisms are composed of similar units of organization, called cells.
3History Leading up to Cell Theory First compound microscope developedZacharias Jansen, of Middleburg, Holland, around the year 1595.
4History Leading up to Cell Theory Robert HookeEnglish ScientistObserved cells in corkApprox. 1663
5History Leading up to Cell Theory Antony van LeeuwenhoekFirst to observe bacteria and protozoaCalled “animacules”Approx. 1673
6Development of Cell Theory Robert BrownBritish botanistDiscovered the nucleus of a cell1833
7Development of Cell Theory Theodor SchwannGerman doctorDescribed animal cells with nucleus1838
8Development of Cell Theory Matthias SchleidenGerman botanistDescribed plant cells with a nucleus1838
9Development of Cell Theory Rudolf VirchowGerman doctorStated “every cell originates from another cell”.About 1855
10Tenants of Modern Cell Theory All known living things are made up of cells.The cell is structural & functional unit of all living things.All cells come from pre-existing cells by division.
11Tenants of Modern Cell Theory Cells contain hereditary information which is passed from cell to cell during cell division.All cells are basically the same in chemical composition.All energy flow (metabolism & biochemistry) of life occurs within cells.
12Historical Problem with the Cell Theory Flew in the face of current beliefThen, current belief was life originated from non-lifeKnown as Spontaneous GenerationDisproved by Louis Pasteur
13Pasteur’s WorkNutrient broths were heated and sterilized in a flask with a straight neck and a curved neck.
14Pasteur’s Work Step 1 of his procedure As his control, straight-neck flaskAllowed bacteria to grow
15Pasteur’s Work Step 2 of his procedure S-shaped necks. With such necks bacteria could not enterTherefore no bacteria grew.
19General Observations Prokaryotes Eukaryotes Single celled Genetic material is a single, circular strandNo nucleusNo membrane bound organellesEukaryotesBegan as single-celledGenetic material – many, stringsHas a nucleusMembrane bound organellesBecame multi-celled
20General Observations Why are cells so small? Exchange sufficient amount of materialSurface area to volume ratio