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Z Mikrosk Anat Forsch. 1990;104(3):440-8.

Fine structure of camel erythrocytes in relation to its functions.

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Camel Research Centre, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources, King Faisal University Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.


The fine structure of the red cells in Arabian camels was investigated and certain characteristic features were noted. The plasmalemma of camel erythrocytes are tri-laminar, the inner and outer membranes are of high electron density between which is a zone of lesser electron density. No intracellular organelles were observed with the occasional exception of a small number of mitochondria. In the camel erythrocyte, a marginal band consisting of 30-45 microtubules was observed in many cells. Some of the possible functions of the marginal band in camel erythrocytes are discussed.

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