Cell BiologyDiscovery and Structure of Cells

by Heather MacNeill Falconer, M.A./M.S., Nathan H Lents, Ph.D.

Further Exploration

The cell, 2nd edition: a molecular approach

National Center for Biotechnology Information / U.S. National Library of Medicine: book on the molecular biology of cells as a unifying theme, with specialized topics discussed throughout the book as examples of more general principles.

Cells Alive!

Online galleries and pictures of cells

Cellular Adaptations to Toxicity

from the Encyclopedia of Earth


Hooke microscope
Robert Hooke

Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723)


Micrographia by Robert Hooke

The select works of Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1800)

News & Events

Discovery of a new organelle: Introducing the tannosome

Visionlearning blog post by Heather Falconer discussing the discovery of the organelle tannosome in plants.

Cellular Adaptations to Hypoxia

scientific article by Roland. H. Wegener

Cellular Adaptations to Toxicity

from the Encyclopedia of Earth


Sketching out cell theory, circa 1837

The Scientist - how a conversation between two biologists led to the formulation of the theory that cells are the building blocks of all living organisms.

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.


The Virtual Animal Cell

Visionlearning interactive tour of a cell.

Inside a Cell

...by the help of Microscopes, there is nothing so small, as to escape our inquiry; hence there is a new visible World discovered to the understanding.
—Robert Hooke, 1635-1703
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