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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Red blood cells, like white cells and platelets are produced in the bone marrow. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin and that hemoglobin grabs oxygen from the lungs and give the cells
The shape of it is biconcave (and like a flattened disc) This increases surface area over volume. It has no nucleus, so that there is more space for more haemoglobin to be packed.
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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:
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