Up to three basal bodies have been seen in various stages of development near a mature basal body/cilium complex. In this micrograph 2 new basal bodies are present next to 2 cilia and 3 are forming next to the third complex. Developing basal bodies can reorient parallel to the older basal body before it has elongated completely. TEM taken on 8/14/67 by R. Allen with Philips 200 operating at 60kV. Neg. 19,200X. Bar = 0.2?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:39797) which is available for quantitative analysis. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: 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