A cell is believed to be the initiation of the human evolution that we see today. There are theories that suggest the pathways that lead to all biological evolution. Yet, the topic of cells still remains a mystery. There’s so much that’s left for the sciences to explore about cells and unravel the unanswered questions.
This article is dedicated to exploring cells. Here we shall see a few facts about cells and also explore some of the questions that still puzzle the scientists. Without delays, let’s explore cells right away!
Cells are unobservable without magnification
This happened back in 1665 when Robert Hooke first put a certain specimen under the microscope and got to know about the existence of cells. Cells can’t be observed with naked eyes; such is the size of these microorganisms.
The size of cells can be anywhere between 1 to 100 micrometers. Cell biology is now a great field of study, and the better we understand cells, the better we’ll get to know about humans and other organisms.
There are only 2 types of primary cells
All the different branches of the cells can be narrowed down to just the two basic types; prokaryotes and eukaryotes. This classification helps understand the cells better. The eukaryotes are those cells that have the true nucleus enclosed inside a membrane. That means that any cell with an observable nucleus falls under the eukaryote category.
Examples of organisms that are made up of eukaryotic cells are humans, plants, animals, fungi, etc. Prokaryotic cells lack a true nucleus enclosed inside a membrane. Examples of organisms that are made with eukaryotic cells are bacteria and Archean.
Cells are the basis of the formation of tissues
Cells are to tissues what atoms are to molecules. Basically, cells serve as the basic organism to the formation of the whole body. A group of cells come together and is woven by extracellular fibers that shape tissues and then eventually contribute to organ formation.
Cells can commit suicide via apoptosis
Cells have developed a natural mechanism of self-destruction if the cell becomes damaged. The process is called apoptosis, and it almost appears as if the damaged cells choose to die. If the process isn’t carried out and if the cells stay, then that can lead to the formation of cancer.
Our Bodies have more bacterial cells than human cells
This one can easily come off as a surprise, but this is a fact. Human bodies are made up of more than 95 bacterial cells. A majority of these microorganisms reside in our guts. That’s the reason why you need to make friends with the bacteria and have the necessary probiotics to keep your guts healthy.
Also, not all bacteria are bad. Many are there to help you survive and live well.
Scientists don’t know how a cell is made
There are so many parameters to monitor when uncovering the answer to the question: ‘how is a cell made?’. While we have some ideas as to what can be the answer, there’s no one absolute statement to clarify the query.
Susan Rafelski, Ph.D., and the team worked up to discover the answer to this question and made some advancements, (Brock Roberts, 2017) yet the process is still clear and is nothing short of magic to understand.
Understanding cells the right way is a challenge that the medical fraternity is working tirelessly. If we ever make a breakthrough, the entire biological development may see an upside immediately.
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Brock Roberts, A. H. (2017). Systematic gene tagging using CRISPR/Cas9 in human stem cells to illuminate cell organization. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 21.