Anton van Leeuwenhoek
An obscure Dutch linen merchant. Made the best photograph of his time, and discovered "animalcules" in water collected from a river.
A mysterious package arrives at the Royal Society containing the sketches and observations of Anton van Leeuwenhoek.
Wrote the book Micrographia, was the first to use the word "cell", but thought they were bodies in the plan used for transporting sap up and down the plant. Part of the Royal Society. Looked at corks and named cells after prison cells.
Anton van Leeuwenhoek was admitted into the Royal Society.
What Anton van Leeuwenhoek called his discovery. Found them in his blood (red blood cells = globules), and human sperm.
The theory that life was created from non-life. Ex: mice came from an old shirt and grain inside a vessel, left for 21 days.
Jean Baptiste Lamarck
The main scientist who developed spontaneous generation
Was the naturalist on a journey to Australia, returned with 3000 new discoveries. Studied his collection, especially pollen of orchids. Noticed a distinct shape within each cell (later known as the nucleus). FIRST to find the nucleus.
Joseph Jackson Lister
Discovered he needed two lenses for an effective microscope, and in 1830 revealed his new microscope.
Worked at an anatomical museum, and compared his discoveries with Schleiden. Was the first to determine that all animals were made of cells.
Studied plants under the microscope, and was the first to discover the nucleus. Was the first to determine that all plants were made of cells.
An obscure Polish scientist who originally came up with the idea that all cells came from other cells that divided.
Was the first to propose that all cells came from other cells (but wasn't the first to prove it). Ms. Ruff will just consider him as 'all cells came from other cells' man.
Was able to officially disprove the theory of spontaneous generation.
1) All cells come from other cells that have divided
2) Cells are the basic unit of structure and function of life.