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Unformatted text preview: The loss of these structures helps give red blood cells their distinctive shape, like a flat disk that curves inward in the middle on both the top and bottom. This structure provides increased surface area for oxygen transfer compared to a spherical shape with the same volume....
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course BIOG 1110 taught by Professor Randywayne during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '09