The cytomorphic system of anucleate non-mammalian erythrocytes

  title={The cytomorphic system of anucleate non-mammalian erythrocytes},
  author={William D. Cohen},
Cytomorphic structure was studied in erythrocytes ofBatrachoseps salamanders, a genus unique among non-mammalian vertebrates because most of the erythrocytes are anucleate. These anucleate erythrocytes are highly flattened, quite variable in size, and generally elliptical. All of them were found to contain marginal bands of microtubules (MBs), as observed in phase contrast and darkfield after Triton lysis. The MBs of larger cells typically twisted into figure-8 forms upon lysis. Whole mounts of… CONTINUE READING