What is Cytology

Updated on Jan. 8, 2021 03:24 PM IST by Lakshmi Arya


Study of structure and composition of cell is called as 'cytology'. All living organisms are composed of microscopic units called as cell. Cell was first observed by Robert Hooke in a dead cork slice in the year 1665. First living cell was discovered by A.V. Leeuwenhoek.

Components of Cell:-

  1. Cell wall (in plants)
  2. Cell membrane/Plasma membrane ( Both plants and animals)
  3. Nucleus
  4. Cytoplasm
  5. Cell organelles
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