Process of production of erythrocytes in the marrow in adult mammals. A pluripotent stem cell (CFU) produces, by a series of divisions, committed stem cells (BFU-Es) that give rise to CFU-Es, cells that will divide only a few more times to produce mature erythrocytes. Each stem cell product can give rise to 211 mature red cells.

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