The infraciliary lattice in this quick-freeze deep-etched image consists of a meshwork of branching fibers composed of many subfibers. Basal bodies and trichocyst tips extend through the openings of the mesh. Individual metal-coated fibrils of the mesh average 11 nm in diameter and are closely interlaced and cross-linked to other fibrils. TEM taken on 5/27/92 by R. Allen with Zeiss 10A operating at 80kV. Neg. 9,780X. Bar = 0.5?m. There is a high resolution version of this image in the library (CIL:39319) which is available for quantitative analysis. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
Biological Process: Cortical cytoskeleton organization, Cytoplasm organization
Author: Richard Allen (University of Hawaii)
Source: The Cell: An Image Library