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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (5): 504–555.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Daniel Liu Since the early nineteenth century, a membrane or wall has been central to the cell’s identity as the elementary unit of life. Yet the literally and metaphorically marginal status of the cell membrane made it the site of clashes over the definition of life and the proper way to study it...