Chapter 8: Cell Reproduction
The Modern Cell Theory was developed from the works of three scientists; Schleiden, Schwann and Virchow. One of the major parts of the Modern Cell Theory is the idea that cells come from other cells. Based on this line, we will explore exactly how this can happen. Each cell grows and developes until it reaches a point where the cell is unable to move nutrients into the cell and waste products out of the cell efficiently. This point, called the Surface Area to Volume ratio triggers the cell to undergo reproduction. In this chapter we will look at two methods of cellular reproduction: Mitosis and Meiosis.