Lamellae of cytopharynx in the opisthe of a dividing cell. This cytopharynx is not yet functional and lacks most of the medium dense vesicles that accumulate between the lamellae. Toxicysts are present. One toxicyst has myelin-like layers at the level it was sectioned. Bacteria align adjacent to the cell. they may be symbiotic. TEM taken on 5/9/69 by M. Sage with Philips 300 operating at 60kV. Neg. 9,250X. Bar = 1?m. The negative was printed to paper and the image was scanned to Photoshop. This digitized image is available for qualitative analysis. A high resolution image is in the library (CIL:38864) and 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. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: Cortical cytoskeleton organization, Cortical microtubule organization, Plasma membrane organization, Cytopharyngeal microtubules
Author: Richard Allen
Source: The Cell: An Image Library