An image of the contractile vacuole and the spongiome decorated tubules showing V-type proton pumps extending from the cytosolic side of the tubules; also detail of the micronucleus. TEM taken on 6/10/69 by R. Allen with Philips 300 operating at 60kV. Neg. 14,800X. Bar = 0.25?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:7305) is available for quantitative analysis. 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/).
Biological Process: Water transport, Ionic transport, Micronucleus organization
Author: Richard Allen
Source: The Cell: An Image Library