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Nat Cell Biol. 1999 May;1(1):E13-5.

A unifying concept: the history of cell theory.

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Istituto di Genetica Biochimica ed Evoluzionistica, CNR, Pavia, Italy. mazzarello@igbe.pv.cnr.it

Abstract

After the first observations of life under the microscope, it took two centuries of research before the 'cell theory', the idea that all living things are composed of cells or their products, was formulated. It proved even harder to accept that individual cells also make up nervous tissue.

PMID:
10559875
DOI:
10.1038/8964
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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