How Is the Red Blood Cell Adapted?

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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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the shape of it is a bioncave. This increases surface area over volume.
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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
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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: http://www.ask.com/wiki/Red_blood_cell?oo=0
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