How Is the Red Blood Cell Adapted?


The red blood cells have a biconcave disc shape that normally gives them a large surface area to volume ratio, which means that oxygen binds quicker to the haemoglobin. The function of the red blood cells is to transport oxygen to the body tissues.
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There are a number of ways red blood cells are. adapted. to their functions. Red blood cells are discs that have a concave hollow on each side. They are described as. biconcave discs
The red color of red blood cells is closely linked to one of their most important functions: delivering oxygen. Red blood cells, according to the Franklin Institute, contain hemoglobin
No nucleus = more space from haemoglobin therefore a higher level of oxygen can be transported (and carbon dioxide, which is equally important to move) Biconcave shape = larger surface
On average, a red blood cell lives 120 days before being taken out of circulation and broken down.
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The red blood cells are adapted for the function of carrying oxygen by having no nucleus. Having no nucleus makes the red blood cells have a large structure; hence it can carry more oxygen. The cells also have a large surface area and they do not have mitochondria and other organelles present in a normal cell. Having no mitochondria makes the cell depend on anaerobic respiration which does not use oxygen that the cells are carrying.
The red blood cells have a biconcave shape. That means that they are suited for absorbing oxygen. For more information, visit:
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