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The images in this group show electron micrographs of epidermal and mesophyll cells in thin sections of maize leaves infected with Maize mosaic virus (MMV, Rhabdoviridae). This tif image is of an epidermal leaf cell from a maize plant infected with Maize mosaic virus (MMV), and is identical to the labeled jpg file CIL:16312. MMV virions are bullet-shaped or bacilliform, 186-213 nm long and ca. 61 nm in diameter. In infected cells, massive arrays of MMV virions bud through nuclear membranes, surround the nucleus and occupy most of the cell cytoplasm. Detailed methods: Pieces of leaves were processed for TEM by fixation in glutaraldehyde and osmium tetroxide, embedded in Spurr's medium. Thin sections were stained with uranyl acetate and lead citrate, and examined by a Philips-201 TEM (non-digital camera). Negatives were scanned later to generate these electronic files. See E.-D. Ammar et al. (2005) J. Phytopathology, 153:129-136.

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
Maize mosaic virus
Zea mays
Cell Type
plant cell
epidermal cell
Cellular Component
host cell nuclear membrane
host cell cytoplasmic vesicle
Biological Context
Biological Process
viral reproduction
El-Desouky Ammar
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
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Image Type
transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
Image Mode
illumination by electrons
detection of electrons
Parameters Imaged
electron density
Source of Contrast
stain with broad specificity
Visualization Methods
osmium tetroxide
lead salt
uranyl salt
Data Qualifiers
processed data
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 1181px ——
Y 1288px ——