The largest cell in this slide is another MK1 photographed with the 100x objective. The cytoplasm of this cell is scanty and contains no granules. The maturation of megakaryocytes differs from every other cell line in that the nuclei divide without the cytoplasm dividing. It is impossible to tell from a young cell how many nuclei the mature cell will have. Megakaryocytes are the exception to the rule that as cells get older they become smaller.
Course Section: 06. Microscopic Examination of the Bone Marrow
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