13 OCT 2013 by ideonexus

 The Two Kinds of Cell Growth

In 1838, Matthias Schleiden, a botanist, and Theodor Schwann, a physiologist, both working in Germany, had claimed that all living organisms were built out of fundamental building blocks called cells. Borrowing and extending this idea, Virchow set out to create a “cellular theory” of human biology, basing it on two fundamental tenets. First, that human bodies (like the bodies of all animals and plants) were made up of cells. Second, that cells only arose from other cells—omnis cellula e...
Folksonomies: biology cells cell growth
Folksonomies: biology cells cell growth
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Hypertrophy and hyperplasia, cells either grow bigger or grow more numerous.