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List three main ideas of the cell theory
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- All living things are made up of cells.
- Cells are the basic units of structure and function in living things.
- Living cells come from other living cells.
The three main ideas (or concepts) of the cell theory are: 1. All living things are made up of cells. 2. Cells are the basic units of structure and function in living things. 3. Living cells come only from other living cells.
Posted by liln8ve on January 12, 2009 at 5:25 AM (Answer #1)
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The three main ideas of the cell theory are:
1. All living things are made of cells
2.Cells are the basic units in all living things
3. Cells come from pre-existing cells.
Posted by anzheng on January 15, 2014 at 4:03 AM (Answer #3)
Concerning the third principle of cell theory (all cells are made from other cells) there is a related theory about the origins of organelles.
Because mitochandria have seperate DNA from the rest of the cell, it is believed that they were once seperate organisms and were ingested by larger cells. Organelles such as mitochrondria and chloroplast then became mutually beneficial to their host cells and became a permanent structure within the cell. This theory is called The Endosymbiotic Theory.
Posted by CaitlynnReeves on January 15, 2014 at 3:42 PM (Answer #4)
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The theory says that new cells are formed from other existing cells and the cell is a fundamental unit of structure, function and organization in all living organisms. Cells are the basic structure in every living thing. Development of this theory began in the mid 1600's and was further developed by the invention of the microscope. This in turn led to the study of diseases and the discoveries involved with the various structures of cells and DNA which has been expedited within the last 50 years with the development of the electron microscope. New theories about cells are being explored currently as genetics has become a means of detecting and perhaps curing diseases.
Posted by mapriem on January 12, 2009 at 9:02 AM (Answer #2)
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Cell theory states:
(Other things would be that it contains hereditary traits passed on from cell division)
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Posted by laurto on January 25, 2014 at 12:37 AM (Answer #5)
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