This view shows a transverse ridge cut with its sloping side lying tangentially in the section plane. The granulo-fibrillar filled peaks are prominent. Striated bands appear sectioned closer to their mid-sections, probably in areas of filament overlap. The outer alveolar membrane is not usually continuous with the inner alveolar membrane at the tips of the ridges. TEM taken on 11/11/70 by R. Allen with Hitachi HU11A operating at 60kV. Neg. 37,700X. Bar = 0.1?m.
Biological Process: Plasma membrane organization, Cortical cytoskeleton organization
Standard glutaraldehyde fixation followed by osmium tetroxide, dehydrated in alcohol and embedded in an epoxy resin. Microtome sections prepared at approximately 75nm thickness. 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:39311) which is available for quantitative analysis. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Author: Richard Allen (University of Hawaii)
Source: The Cell: An Image Library