Cell

1665-1831

Cell

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Robert Hooke, Antonie van Leeuwenhock, Robert Brown cell biology

Cell

Units of life

Meditation on purpose

The microscope was the key invention for discovering and describing cells. The cell is still being discovered. It didn’t stop with discovery of nuclei, or the Golgi apparatus, or the flagella, cilia, or pili, or the ribosomes, mitochondria, centrioles, chloroplasts, peroxisomes, or lysosomes, or the endoplasmic reticula. We are still working out how these things work.

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