Nucleoli in a macronucleus of a cell undergoing micronuclear division. The nucleolus appears to have an organized surface layer composed of parallel threads of subunits. These may be developing ribosomal subunits that will soon be transported to the cytoplasm through the nuclear pores. TEM taken on 3/30/73 by R. Allen with Hitachi HU11A operating at 75kV. Neg. 15,759X. Bar = 0.2?m.
Biological Process: Macronucleus 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:39205) 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