A tangential section of basal body pair (dikinetid) showing a connecting fiber linking the BBs as well as attachments to a kinetodesmal fiber, to postciliary microtubules, and to transverse microtubules. TEM taken on 2/21/69 by R. Allen with Philips 300 operating at 60kV. Neg. 47,100. Bar = 0.1?m. The negative was printed to paper and the image was scanned to Photoshop. This digitized image is available for qualitative analysis. An unprocessed, high resolution version of this image (CIL:12067) is in the library and 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, Microtubule basal body organization, Fiber organization
Author: Richard Allen (Università delle Hawaii)