Bundles of microtubules which compose rods that exhibit periodicity along their individual microtubules. Discoidal vesicles seem to be bound to the rod surfaces. The bundles of filaments penetrate into the food vacuole forming a zone from the bases of the basal bodies. Symbiotic bacterium, mitochondrion, and mucocysts are seen. Standard glutaraldehyde fixation followed by osmium tetroxide, dehydrated in alcohol and embedded in an epoxy resin. Microtome sections prepared at approximately 75nm thickness. TEM taken on 5/22/69 by R. Allen with Philips 300. Neg. 14,800X. Bar = 0.5?m. A print of the negative was scanned and processed in Photoshop. This image is best used for qualitative analysis. A high resolution image (CIL:2865) is available for quantitative analysis.
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Biological Process: Microtubule cytoskeleton organization, Microfibril organization, Detection of symbiont
Author: Richard Allen
Source: The Cell: An Image Library