A friend tells you that he read somewhere that rotting garbage can turn into maggots, which are fly larvae, and the maggots then can grow into adult flies. Do you think he is right? Explain your answer with reason. What part of the cell theory could you use to explain your point

Dear Student,

No, he is wrong.
According to cell theory given by Schwann and Schleiden, all the living cells arise from pre-existing cells. Maggots can not form out of rotting garbage (organic waste) on their own. The development of maggots is dependent on fly (whether it lay eggs or not). Moreover, the garbage is rotten this means it is decomposed by the bacteria. Bacteria is a lower form of life whereas maggots and flies are higher forms of life.


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