Mitochondria of Vorticella convallaria like other ciliates, have tubular cristae arising from their inner membranes. However, they also have a bundle of filaments (DNA?) that extend through the center of the organelle. TEM taken on 4/5/71 by R. Allen with Hitachi HU11A operating at 75kV. Neg 17,150X. 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 high resolution image (CIL:39451) is available for quantitative analysis. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: Cortical cytoskeleton organization, Mitochondrion organization, Mitochondrion inheritance
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