A view near the oral apparatus of Coleps and the attachment site of a microtubule filament bundle, fibrous interconnections, and a rod near a basal body that is out of the section plane in this TEM. Discoidal vesicles probably involved in digestion are aligned along the inside edge of the rod as are the extrusive organelles, the toxicysts. Standard glutaraldehyde fixation followed by osmium tetroxide, dehydrated in alcohol and embedded in an epoxy resin. Microtome sections prepared at approximately 75nm thickness. TEM taken on 5/28/69 by R. Allen with Philips 300 operating at 60kV. Neg. 14,800X. Bar = 0.5?m. A print of the negative was scanned and processed in Photoshop. This image is best used for qualitative analysis. A high resolution image (CIL:9018) is available for quantitative analysis.
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Biological Process: Digestive system process, Microtubule cytoskeleton organization, Microfibril organization
Author: Richard Allen
Source: The Cell: An Image Library