SECTION K. BOTANY. OPENING ADDRESS1 BY HAROLD WAGER, F.R.S., H.M.I., PRESIDENT OF THE SECTION. ON SOME PROBLEMS OF CELL STRUCTURE AND PHYSIOLOGY. Introduction. WHEN Robert Hooke, in the early part of the seventeenth century, discovered, with the aid of his improved compound microscope, the cell structure of plants, he little thought that our ultimate knowledge of the physical and chemical processes in the living organism, of its growth and reproduction, of the problems of heredity and of the factors underlying the origin of life itself, would be in the main dependent upon a clear understanding of the structure and physiology of the cell.
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Archiv f�r Mikrobiologie (1935)