A tangential view through a dikinetid shows two microtubular ribbons extending toward the pellicle, one from each basal body, and how they overlap with ribbons from other basal bodies under the pellicle. The peroxisome has one membrane but is filled with numerous tiny circular profiles that may represent tiny tubules. These tubules are much smaller than the membranous cristae in the mitochondria and are more probably proteinaceous in composition. TEM taken on 6/3/69 by R. Allen with Philips 300 operating at 60kV. Neg. 14,800X. 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. A raw, unprocessed, high resolution version of this image (CIL:2862) is in the library and available for quantitative analysis. Standard glutaraldehyde fixation followed by osmium tetroxide, dehydrated in alcohol and embedded in an epoxy resin. Microtome sections were prepared at approximately 75nm thickness. Additional information is available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: Cell motility, Cortical cytoskeleton organization
Author: Richard Allen
Source: The Cell: An Image Library