Give an example, each of (a) spherical cell (b) spindle shaped cell (c) elongated cell (d) oval shaped cell.

The shapes of cells are more variable than their size. The cell shape is often determined by the function which it performs.

  • Muscle cells in human body are elongated or spindle in shape.
  • During maturation RBC takes different shapes. The sphere-shaped red blood cells are known as spherocytes
  • Due to congenital disorder the red blood cells have an elliptical or oval shape.
  • Chlamydomonas, a single – celled plant, the body is oval/ rounded in shape.


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