CFU-GEMMColony-Forming Unit-Granulocyte, Erythrocyte, Monocyte/macrophage, Megakaryocyte
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CFU-GM, BFU-E (Burst Forming Unit-Erythroid) and CFU-GEMM (granulocyte, erythroid, monocyte, macrophage) colonies were differentiated according to the following criteria: CFU-GM colonies were observed as transparent, flat and non hemoglobin-consisting colonies, and as very dense colonies; BFU-E were discriminated easily as dense, with color changing from orange to red due to their hemoglobin content; CFU-GEMM could be determined easily, since they contained both erythroid and myeloid cells with both transparent and orange-red hemoglobin-containing cells (12).