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cameloid red cells



Rich Hengst referred to an article stating that camels had nucleated red
cells.  This is not true; they have enucleated RBCs just like other
mammels.  Their cells are different, however, in that they are oval rather
than biconcave disc-shaped.  Presumably this is related to the ability of
this particular family to withstand severe dehydration, which adversely
affects the deformability of biconcave RBCs.

James M. Norton