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Six stages of erythrocyte development
6. Mature erythrocyte
hemehlobin synthesis may begin at this stage but its presence is generally obsucred because of the large nuber of ribosomes
cytoplasm shows variable amounts of pink coloration mixed with basophilia; can give cell a grey-blue appearance
cytoplasm is predominantly pink or salmon pink-indicates presence of large quantities of hemoglobin
contains residual RNA and mitochondria in cytoplasm which gives cell a bluish tinge on a Wright stain
part of this phase occurs in the bone marrow, later part takes place in circulating blood
cell has lost all residual RNA and mitochondria, therefore, is incapable of synthesizing new protein or lipid
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