The Cell An Historical Prospective
Cell Theory • Who were some of the people who made contributions to the development of cell theory? • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek • Robert Hook • Matthias Schleiden • Theodore Schwann • Rudolf Virchow
Contributions from Cytology • How did the different types of microscopy contribute to our understanding of cells? • Light microscopy • compound • phase contrast • differential interference contrast • fluorescence • digital video • Electron microscopy • transmission • scanning • Scanning probe microscopy
Contributions from Biochemistry • What important contribution was made by Friedrich Wohler? • by Louis Pasteur? • by Eduard Buchner? • Why do we remember Embden, Meyerhof, Krebs, Calvin and Svedberg?
Contributions from Genetics • Who was Gregor Mendel and why was he so important? • What important contributions were made by other geneticists? • Flemming • Sutton • Morgan • Mc Clintock
Merging Genetics and Biochemistry • Why is Garrod remembered? • What did Beadle and Tatum contribute? • What did Avery, McLeod, and McCarty discover? What about Miescher? • Why do we remember Hershey and Chase?
Birth of Molecular Cell Biology • To what do we attribute the birth of molecular cell biology? • How did Jacob and Monod advance our understanding? • What happened in the 1970’s?