An image of the buccal cavity of Halteria has oral ciliature on its left side and a paroral kinety consisting of only one row of basal bodies and cilia on its right side. A cytopharynx with microtubular lamellae arises to the right of the paroral kinety where it will continue deep into the cell as a cytopharyngeal tube accompanied by the microtubular lamellae. A thick layer of microtubules covers one side of the buccal cavity. Mitochondria are both expanded and condensed). TEM taken on 3/12/71 by R. Allen with Hitachi HU11A operating at 75kV. Neg. 9,250X. The negative was printed to paper and the image was scanned with a flatbed scanner and the 0.5?m bar added in Photoshop. This digitized image is available for qualitative analysis. A raw, unprocessed, high resolution version of this image (CIL:7319) is in the library and 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: Response to food, Cytoskeleton organization
Author: Richard Allen
Source: The Cell: An Image Library