The plasma membrane of Paramecium multimicronucleatum seen in a freeze fracture replica. The two rows of IMPs can be seen on the P-face of the plasma membrane that connects the plasma membrane to the underlying margins of alveolar sacs. A gap 20nm wide composed of only the plasma membrane connects these two ribbons. The spent vacuole membrane will fuse with the membrane over this gap. Further interpretation of this image can be seen at Figure 4 of Chapter 7 at the link below. TEM taken on 6/3/75 by R. Allen with Hitachi HU11A operating at 75kV. Neg. 12,750X. Bar = 0.5?m. The negative was printed to paper and the image was scanned to Photoshop. This digitized image is available for qualitative analysis. An unprocessed, high resolution version of this image (CIL:12346) is in the library and available for quantitative analysis. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: Plasma membrane organization
Author: Richard Allen (University of Hawaii)
Source: The Cell: An Image Library