Like other ciliates two types of nuclei are present. A germinative micronucleus and a RNA-producing macronucleus. Both have nuclear envelopes with pores and both have ribosomes attached to their outer membranes. Heterochromatin bodies are the only prominently stained entities in the micronucleus. A few microtubules are also present. TEM taken on 3/29/71 by R. Allen with Hitachi HU11A operating at 75kV. Mag. 13,750X. 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:39452) which is available for quantitative analysis. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: Micronucleus organization, Macronucleus 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