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Cell History & Structure. Ms. Mezzetti Lynn English High School Science Department. Early Contributors. Robert Hooke - The first person to see cells, he was looking at cork and noted that he saw "a great many boxes. (1665) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Cell Overview

Cell History & StructureMs. MezzettiLynn English High School Science Department

Early ContributorsRobert Hooke - The first person to see cells, he was looking at cork and noted that he saw "a great many boxes. (1665)Anton van Leeuwenhock - Observed living cells in pond water, which he called "animalcules" (1673)Theodore Schwann - zoologist who observed that the tissues of animals had cells (1839)Mattias Schleiden - botanist, observed that the tissues of plants contained cells ( 1845)Rudolf Virchow - also reported that every living thing is made of up vital units, known as cells. He also predicted that cells come from other cells.

THE CELL THEORY1. Every living organism is made of one or more cells.2. The cell is the basic unit of structure and function. It is the smallest unit that can perform life functions.3. All cells come from preexisting cells. Prokaryotic CellsProkaryotes are:very simple cells a membrane (sometimes a cell wall)cytoplasm strand of DNA RibosomesAre bacteria-unicellularProkaryotic cells do not contain membrane bound organeles or nucleusThe word "prokaryote" means "before the nucleus"

EUKARYOTIC CELLSThe eukaryotic cell is composed of 4 main parts: cell membrane - outer boundary of the cellcytoplasm - jelly-like fluid interior of the cellnucleus - the "control center" of the cell, contains the cell's DNA (chromosomes) organelles - "little organs" that carry out cell functions-membrane bound organelles



2.2: PROKARYOTES/EUKARYOTESCompare and contrast, at the cellular level, prokaryotes and eukaryotes (general structures and degrees of complexity).

PROKARYOTESBOTHEUKARYOTESNo nucleusDNAMembrane bound nucleusNo membrane bound organellesRibosomesMembrane bound organelles-ER; golgi bodies; mitochondria; lysosomeBacteriaPlasma membraneAnimal, plant, protist and fungi cellsSimple cellsCytoplasmComplex cells