This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Red blood cells

Red blood cells

P242/0035

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

DR R KING / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR R KING / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Light micrograph of human red blood cells (erythrocytes), the principal function of which is to circulate oxygen around the body to the organs & tissues. They are biconcave in shape, an adaption for maximum surface area over which the exchange of gases may take place. Erythroytes also have enormous elasticity & ability to deform that enables them to pass through the narrow capillary vessels. The interior of the cell is packed with haemoglobin, a red iron- containing pigment which has a good oxygen carrying capacity. The nucleus & other organelles are lost as the cell matures. Magnification: X 250 (at 35mm size).

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}