A high resolution view of the left side of the buccal cavity. It is covered by the plasma membrane, alveoli and a single partial layer of microtubules. Specialized cytoplasm lines the posterior end of this border. Oral ribs contain microtubular ribbons and interdigitate with alveolar tubes. TEM taken on 8/21/67 by R. Allen with Philips 200 operating at 60kV. Neg. 12,400X.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 (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
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