Radial arm of the contractile vacuole complex displaying two rows of openings from the smooth spongiome into the collecting canal. Two microtubules separate the two rows of openings. The smooth spongiome forms a thick coat of membrane tubules around the canal and outside this is a reduced number of decorated spongiome tubules. TEM taken on 2/28/80 by R. Allen with Hitachi HU11A operating at 75kV. Neg. 12,250X. 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. An unprocessed, high resolution version of this image (CIL:13101) 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 prepared at approximately 75nm thickness. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: Contractile vacuole organization, Microtubule-based process, Cytoplasm organization
Author: Richard Allen (University of Hawaii)
Source: The Cell: An Image Library