Martinus Willem Beijerinck on the Cell and Life

In its most primitive form, life is, therefore, no longer bound to the cell, the cell which possesses structure and which can be compared to a complex wheel-work, such as a watch which ceases to exist if it is stamped down in a mortar. No, in its primitive form life is like fire, like a flame borne by the living substance;—like a flame which appears in endless diversity and yet has specificity within it;—which can adopt the form of the organic world, of the lank grass-leaf and of the stem of the tree.


A very heavy passage on which I need to meditate to fully appreciate.

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 Martinus Willem Beijerinck, his life and his work
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Iterson , Jong , Kluyver (1983-11), Martinus Willem Beijerinck, his life and his work, Thomas d Brock, Retrieved on 2012-01-04
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