This micrograph shows the striated kinetodesmal fiber extending to the pellicle from the basal body where it terminates against the epiplasm. A bundle of microtubules extends into the cell’s cytosol from the basal body. Alveoli, parasomal sacs, mucocysts, and mitochondria are evident. TEM taken on 5/31/69 by R. Allen with Philips 300 operating at 60kV. Neg. 14,800X. Bar = 0.5?m. The negative was printed to paper and the image was scanned to Photoshop. This digitized image is available for qualitative analysis. A raw, unprocessed, high resolution version of this image (CIL:2857) 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 were prepared at approximately 75nm thickness. Additional information is available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: Cortical cytoskeleton organization, Cortical protein anchoring
Author: Richard Allen
Source: The Cell: An Image Library