Platelets, TEM

Platelets, TEM

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Caption: Resting platelet. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of sectioned platelets at rest. A platelet (thrombocyte) is a small cell found in the blood that does not have a nucleus. It plays a major role in blood coagulation, having adhesive properties when activated. It aggregates in a cluster with many other platelets to form a clot and stem bleeding. The discoid shape of resting blood platelets is maintained by a marginal band of microtubules. Magnification: x15, 000 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: biological, biology, blood, cell, coagulation, cytology, discoid, electron micrograph, electron microscopy, em, micrograph, micrography, microscopic, microscopy, microtubules, platelet, tem, thrombocytes, transmission electron micrograph, transmission electron microscopy

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