An image of the micronucleus and macronucleus of Opercularia coarctata. The nuclear envelope has numerous pores, at least as many per unit length as in the macronucleus. Some areas of the outer membrane of the micronucleus envelope bare ribosomes. TEM taken on 6/11/69 by R. Allen with Philips 300 operating at 60kV. Neg. 23,200X. 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:7337) 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.
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Biological Process: Micronucleus organization, Macronucleus organization, Nucleocytoplasmic transport, Membrane bound ribosomes
Author: Richard Allen
Source: The Cell: An Image Library