A basophil is characterized by a lobed nucleus and it is filled by large blue-black granules that sometimes cover the nucleus.  Here you can see the distinct granules against the purple nucleus. Can you find platelets on this photo? 

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Gwen V. Childs, Ph.D., FAAA
Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
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© Gwen Childs Jones 1998