specialised cells - animals

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  • Created on: 04-12-13 17:43
  • Erythrocytes / red blood cells:  transport oxygen in the blood, have a short life span, 10 million are destroyed every second, new ones are made from stem cells in bone marrow
  • neutrophils = cells that attack and destroy invading microorganisms by phagocytes (type of white blood cell)

Neutrophils

  • the cytoplasm contains small granuals
  • some of these are lysosomes
  • lysosomes contain enzymes for digesting bacteria
  • others are glycogen stores

Erythrocytes

  • very small allowing it to travel through tiny capilliaries and so get very close to cells in…

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