Jakob Matthias Schleiden, German botanist

Jakob Matthias Schleiden, German botanist

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Caption: Engraving of the German botanist Jakob Matthias Schleiden (1804-1881), a co-founder of cell theory with the German physiologist Theodor Schwann. Schleiden studied botany in three universities, graduating from Jena in 1831. Plant cells had been observed two centuries earlier by the English physicist Robert Hooke and others. Schleiden's studies convinced him that all plant or animal structures are composed of cells or their derivatives. He recognised the importance of the nucleus in cell division but believed wrongly that new cells were formed by budding from the surface of the nucleus.

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