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Blood cells of a Frog and of a Human

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The red blood cells of amphibians contain contain a nucleus, which is visible as a dark purple dot in the center of each cell. In contrast, the red blood cells of mammals do not possess a nucleus.

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The two pictures show both types of blood photographed with a 40x achromatic objective and a 2.5x photo projection ocular.

blood frog 1

Red blood cells of a frog at 400x. The darkly stained nuclei are visible.

blood human 1

Red blood cells of a human at 400x. Nuclei are not present.

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