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Dustin Lee 30.3: q1-3 Block C: Biology 1. The four main components of blood are plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. 2. Fibrin threads trap red blood cells and additional platelets. This network of threads and cells builds up, eventually forming a patch that stretches over the torn tissue resulting in a scab. 3. As red blood cells mature, they lose their nuclei and mitochondria.
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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).

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