The basal bodies in the opisthe developing oral apparatus become organized into polykinetids of the three oral membranelles (1, 2 and 3) and of the two rows of basal bodies forming the undulating membrane. The outer row of basal bodies of the undulating membrane is already ciliated as are at least some of the polykinetids of the oral membranelles. Somatic cilia/basal body complexes composed of monokinetids are also present. TEM taken on 8/14/67 by R. Allen with Philips 200 operating at 60kV. Neg. 9,000X. 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. There is a high resolution version of this image in the library (CIL:39518) which is available for quantitative analysis. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: Oral apparatus organization, Regulation of asymmetric cell division, Microtubule basal body duplication
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/).
Author: Richard Allen (University of Hawaii)
Source: The Cell: An Image Library