Foreign Scientist - Anton van Leeuwenhoek - He is commonly...

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Anton van Leeuwenhoek - He is commonly known as " the Father of Microbiology ", and considered to be the first microbiologist . He is best known for his work on the improvement of the microscope and for his contributions towards the establishment of microbiology . Using his handcrafted microscopes, he was the first to observe and describe single celled organisms, which he originally referred to as animalcules , and which we now refer to as micro-organisms. He was also the first to record microscopic observations of muscle fibers, bacteria , spermatozoa and blood flow in capillaries (small blood vessels ). Robert Hooke - Robert Hooke is an English scientist, who coined the name “cell”. In 1665, Hooke wondered why cork floats easily on water. His curiosity drove him to find the reason for his observation. He sliced the cork into thin pieces from the bark of an oak tree and studied them under his microscope. He saw tiny pores or compartments glued together, which reminded him an empty rooms monks inhabit in a monastery. He
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