During division new basal bodies develop accessory fibers and begin to move apart to take up a position equidistant between the older complexes. The new kinetodesmal fiber seems to be associated with the prexisting kinetodesmal fiber during separation. TEM taken on 8/15/67 by R. Allen with Philips 200 operating at 60kV. Neg. 12,400X. 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:39798) 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