Longitudinal section of somatic cilium showing the axoneme, basal body, and attached fibrous and microtubular elements. 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 5/24/69 by R. Allen with Philips 300 operating at 60kV. Neg. 18,500X. 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:2868) is available for quantitative analysis. Additional information is available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: Ciliary or flagellar motility, Microtubule cytoskeleton organization, Microfibril organization, Detection of symbiont
Author: Richard Allen
Source: The Cell: An Image Library