A myoneme of Opercularia coarctata. Such fibrous bundles are known to be composed of centrin, a filament that contracts when exposed to calcium. The ER is closely associated with the myonemes and sends specialized decorated tubules onto the surface or into the fibrous bundle. The peroxisome typically has one luminal tubule and mitochondria have tubular cristae. TEM taken on 6/13/69 by R. Allen with Philips 300 operating at 60kV. Neg. 30,200X. Bar = 0.25?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:7342) is available for quantitative analysis.
Standard glutaraldehyde fixation followed by osmium tetroxide, dehydrated in alcohol and embedded in an epoxy resin. Microtome sections prepared at approximately 75nm thickness.
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Biological Process: Centrin contractile fibers, Fiber targeting of rough endoplasmic reticulum
Author: Richard Allen
Source: The Cell: An Image Library