Frog Blood, Smear

JO 510
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This slide is a smear of frog blood.


Microscopically study frog and amphibian features that best enhance your curriculum.

  • Identifying features clearly distinguishable
  • Rigorous quality control standards

Frogs have helped scientists learn about the nervous and circulatory systems, vertebrate anatomy, and reproductive hormones in historic studies. Frogs have adaptations to help them survive, like mucosal glands to prevent moisture loss and poison glands in the skin to defend against predators. Amphibian blood, unlike mammalian blood, is nucleated and is a useful feature in amphibian and comparative physiology studies.

Stain: Giemsa

Orientation: Smear