Scientific Image - Human Red Blood Cells (SEM)

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Red blood cells carry a protein called hemoglobin which has a molecular structure adapted to transport oxygen to body tissues. This scanning electron micrograph shows the cells' characteristic donut-like shapes. • SIZE: The typical diameter of a human red blood cell is 6-8 µm. • IMAGING TOOL: Scanning electron microscope
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Janice Carr, CDC - Attribution is required.
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