Hi! I am Robert Hooke. I discovered the cell in the year 1665 using a microscope. Check out my microscope! Isn't it cool??
Although I discovered the cell in 1665, I would like to give credits of the first cell theory to the work of Theodor Schwann and Matthias Jakob Schleiden in the 1830s.
Thank you, Robert!
Aside from the two of us, many other scientists like Rudolf Virchow contributed to the theory. It was an important step in the movement away from spontaneous generation.
Hi! I'm Rudolf! I'm sad because I did not get any credit for my work contributions.
Hello! I am Schleiden. In 1839, I suggested that every structural part of a plant was made up of cells or the result of cells. I also suggested that cells were made by a crystallization process either within other cells or from the outside.
Hey! Excuse me! That was my idea. I am Barthelemy Dumortier and I had stated that idea years before you! Hmp! Because of you, this crystallization process is no longer accepted with modern cell theory.
Stop fighting you guys! Did you know that along with plants, animals are composed of cells or the product of cells in their structures?? This was a major advancement in the field of biology since little was known about animal structure up to this point compared to plants. I am so amazing, right Robert Remak?
It was my idea that all cells come from pre-existing cells and Virchow plagiarized my work. Hmp!
I even published observations in 1852 on cell division. I am also claiming that Schleiden and Schawnn were incorrect about generation schemes. And I believe that binary fission, which was first introduced by Dumortier, was how reproduction of new animal cells were made.