- Robert Hooke was the first scientist to discover cells in 1665.
- With his homemade microscope, he observed tiny "honeycomb"-like compartments within a thin disc of cork.
- The classical cell theory was proposed in 1839 by Theodor Schwann.
- This theory consists of three parts.
- The first part states that all living things are made of cells.
- Part 2 states that the cell is the basic unit of life.
- These parts are based on the conclusions reached in 1838 by Schwann and Matthias Schleiden comparing their observations in plant and animal cells. His third part, claiming that the
- cells were derived from proliferated pre-existing cells, was described by Rudolf Virchow in 1858 as his Omnis cellula e cellula.
Living cells were first discovered by which scientists - (a) Leeuwenhoek (b) Robert Hooke (c) Schwann (d) None of the above
Living cells were first discovered by the scientist Leeuwenhoek. He created the compound microscope to observe the free-living cells. He also observed bacteria using the microscope.