This image shows elements of myonemal fibers which lie next to the epiplasm that lies internal to the plasma membrane and alveoli. A close association of the ER with the myonemes is seen. The cytosol is filled with ribosomes, peroxisomes, and mitochondria. The ER next to the oral region provides a site for formation of elements of the Golgi complex. TEM taken on 6/11/69 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:7339) 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: Cytoskeletal anchoring at plasma membrane, Macronuclear structure, Golgi organization, Cytoplasm organization
Author: Richard Allen
Source: The Cell: An Image Library