Bone & Cartilage

T.39 OSTEOBLASTS

Rows of osteoblasts in a developing bone. these cells often appear angular and may show several processes. The most notable feature is the basophilic cytoplasm containing a large pale area adjacent to the nucleus. (This is a high magnification view of T48 showing bone (pink) being laid down on cartilage (blue) during Endochondral Ossification).

Q. What organelles would you expect to be most prominent in these cells?

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