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The Myth of the Cell Theory

Jan Sapp

in Genesis: The Evolution of Biology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156195
eISBN:
9780199790340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156195.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses cell theory. Biologists from the second half of the 19th century who investigated cells often claimed that it held the key to all biological problems. Cell theory was comprised ... More


Crossing the Rhine River, 1–24 March 1945

William C. Sylvan and Francis G. Smith

in Normandy to Victory: The War Diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the First U.S. Army

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125251
eISBN:
9780813135038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125251.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter accounts the advance across the Erft River and the capture of the Remagen Bridge over the Rhine River. It reports that Gemund and Schleiden, two names which loomed large in the Boche ... More


The Early History of Cell Theory: The cell as empty chamber, building stone, and elementary organism

Andrew S. Reynolds

in The Third Lens: Metaphor and the Creation of Modern Cell Biology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226563121
eISBN:
9780226563435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226563435.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter provides an historical account of key metaphors that have shaped our modern understanding of cell theory and cell biology. The ‘cell’ concept, originally introduced in the 17th century ... More


Sex and the Single Cryptogam

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

As Chapter 17 makes clear, the asexualist/sexualists controversy continued even as Johann Hedwig and Karl von Nägel demonstrated the existence of sex in cryptogams by discovering the Alternation of ... More


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