Cell theory

In biology, cell theory is the historic scientific theory, now universally accepted, that living organisms are made up of cells. Cells are the basic unit of structure in all organisms and also the basic unit of reproduction. With continual improvements made to microscopes over time, magnification technology advanced enough to discover cells in the 17th century. This discovery is largely attributed to Robert Hooke, and began the scientific study of cells, also known as cell biology. Over a century later, many debates about cells began amongst scientists. Most of these debates involved the nature of cellular regeneration, and the idea of cells as a fundamental unit of life. Cell theory was eventually formulated in 1839. This is usually credited to Matthias Schleiden and Theodor Schwann. However, many other scientists like Rudolf Virchow contributed to the theory.

Other Languages
العربية: نظرية الخلية
български: Клетъчна теория
Deutsch: Zelltheorie
English: Cell theory
español: Teoría celular
Esperanto: Ĉelteorio
한국어: 세포 이론
Kreyòl ayisyen: Teyori selilè
latviešu: Šūnu teorija
Nederlands: Celtheorie
日本語: 細胞説
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਸੈੱਲ ਥਿਊਰੀ
Papiamentu: Theoria di Cel
português: Teoria celular
සිංහල: සෛල වාදය
slovenčina: Bunková teória
slovenščina: Celična teorija
српски / srpski: Ћелијска теорија
suomi: Soluteoria
svenska: Cellteorin
Türkçe: Hücre teorisi
українська: Клітинна теорія
Tiếng Việt: Học thuyết tế bào
中文: 细胞学说