The Mitosis Master

On April 8, 1805, Hugo von Mohl was born.

The greatest "botanist of his day”, it said in one newspaper.

A German botanist, he was the first to propose that new cells are formed by cell division. Mitosis was discovered by Hugo von Mohl. And, he discovered chloroplasts - describing them as discrete bodies within the green plant cell in 1837. In 1846 he described the sap in plant cells as, “the living substance of the cell” and created the word “protoplasm”.


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