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Robert Hooke was the first person who saw cells using a microscope. Which among the following options is/are true about his observation?


  1. He observed the cork cells dividing.

  2. He saw the cells moving around.

  3. He observed organelles like chloroplasts and mitochondria in cork cells

  4. He observed the dead cells of cork


Solution

The correct option is D

He observed the dead cells of cork


In the year 1665, Robert Hooke observed cork cells under the microscope.​ Hooke saw cell walls in cork tissue. He coined the term 'cells' for them, as the box-like compartments of cork reminded him of the cells of a monastery. 

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