Vorticella convallaria fixed for EM and buffered in cacodylate. The rough ER is not vesiculated as it is in collidine buffered fixatives but appears as sheets from which Golgi dictyosomes arise. A food vacuole is surrounded by primary lysosomes or cupulas. At the surface a continuous sheet of ER lies against the myonemes. TEM taken on 2/11/72 by R. Allen with Hitachi HU11A operating at 75kV. Neg. 19,500X. 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. There is a high resolution version of this image in the library (CIL:39323) which is available for quantitative analysis. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: Golgi organization, Cytoplasm organization
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/).
Author: Richard Allen (University of Hawaii)
Source: The Cell: An Image Library