Who propounded the cell theory? Write cell theory.

Solution :

The cell theory was proposed by two scientists- Botanist Theodor Schleiden (1838) and zoologist Matthias Schwann (1839).

Main postulates of the Cell Theory :

i) A cell is the smallest structural unit of all living things.

ii) A cell is the unit of function of all living things.

iii) All cells arise from pre – exiting cells.

Cell Theory is modified by Rudolf Virchow in 1958.

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