Title: Erythron or erythropoietic island in bone marrow smear (human)
Description: Stain: May-Grünwald-Giemsa.
The picture shows a reticular cell (1) surrounded by almost exclusively erythroblasts at different stages of development and maturation (2).
The cells marked with (*) are myeloid cell types.
The reticular cell has phagocytized nuclear debris of expulsed nuclei (→). The reticular cell has a light-stained transparent nucleus with a distinct nucleolus while all the erythroblasts have a dark condensed nucleus and basophilic cytoplasm.
Keywords/Mesh: blood, bone marrow, erythropoiesis, erythron, erythroblast, reticular cell, histology, POJA collection