Scientific knowledge goes through several stages: observation – hypothesis – experiment – theory – law

Scientific knowledge goes through several stages: observation – hypothesis – experiment – theory – law. What discoveries were made at each stage of cytology development? What are the challenges facing modern cytology?

Observation of the cell became possible with the discovery of the microscope Galileo Galilei. Then the hypothesis of the cellular structure of organisms and the discovery of cells by Hooke and Levenguk arose. An experimental study of cells is associated with the names of Brown (discovery of the nucleus), Purkinje (study of the cytoplasm) and other scientists. Based on the collected data, a generalized cellular theory of Schwann and Schleiden and the law of the unity of origin of all living things on Earth arose. In the future, the task of cytology is to elucidate the mechanisms of vital activity and self-regulation of the cell as an autonomous biological system.

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