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Under a magnification of 1000X, this photomicrograph of a fixed blood smear, revealed a round aggregation of platelets (arrow), a polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN), and a number of red blood cells (RBCs). Platelets contain no DNA, but do contain clotting enzymes, and energy-producing mitochondria. They can at times, be mistaken for abnormal blood components such as parasites when they take on unusual clustered shapes.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. F. Gilbert
Creation Date: 1972
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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