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High resolution image of cross sections of basal bodies at the level of their attachments to the kinetodesmal fiber, the anterior basal body is attached by a thin bridge. The proximal ends of one postciliary microtubular ribbon and a transverse microtubular ribbon are next to the pair of basal bodies. Infraciliary lattice, post of lattice, and trichocyst tip are seen. TEM taken on 2/21/69 by R. Allen with Philips 300 operating at 60kV. Neg. 47,100X.The raw film was scanned with an Epson Perfection V750 Pro. This image is best used 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 (

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
Paramecium multimicronucleatum
Cell Type
cell by organism
eukaryotic cell
Eukaryotic Protist
Ciliated Protist
Cellular Component
cortical cytoskeleton
cell cortex
microtubule basal body
Biological Context
Biological Process
cortical cytoskeleton organization
microtubule basal body organization
microtubule cytoskeleton organization
kinetodesmal fiber organization
Richard Allen (University of Hawaii)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
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Image Type
transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
illumination by electrons
Image Mode
detection of electrons
Parameters Imaged
electron density
Source of Contrast
stain with broad specificity
Visualization Methods
stain with broad specificity
osmium tetroxide
uranyl salt
lead salt
Processing History
recorded image
unprocessed raw data
Data Qualifiers
raw, unprocessed data
suitable for spatial measurements
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 4660px 0.42nm
Y 3524px 0.42nm