Cell division in Tetrahymena occurs by lateral binary fission and results in an anterior proter and a posterior opisthe. Prior to division rows of basal bodies elongate as new basal bodies are formed next to preexisting basal bodies. The cell essentially doubles in length but not in width. A new oral region and a new contractile vacuole form and in amicronucleate strains the macronucleus divides. TEM taken on 8/8/67 by R. Allen with Philips 200 operating at 60kV. Neg. 1,800X. Bar = 2.0?m. The negative was printed to paper and the image was scanned to Photoshop. This digitized image is available for qualitative analysis. There is a high resolution version of this image in the library (CIL:39801) which is available for quantitative analysis. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: Cell division
Standard glutaraldehyde fixation followed by osmium tetroxide, dehydrated in alcohol and embedded in an epoxy resin. Microtome sections prepared at approximately 75nm thickness. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Author: Richard Allen (University of Hawaii)
Source: The Cell: An Image Library