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List three main ideas of the cell theory
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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 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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