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CIL:40986*  Cite 
Description

Phase contrast movie demonstrating how paramecia contractile vacuoles regulate water pressure within the protozoan's body. Water enters through the cell wall by osmosis and then passes through the cytoplasm to the vacuole's canals. When filled, the vacuole expels the water from the cell's body. This movie won Fourth Prize, 2011 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®.

Technical Details

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
Paramecium
Cellular Component
contractile vacuole
cell wall
cytoplasm
Biological Context
Biological Process
regulation of water pressure
Attribution
Names
Edwin Lee
2011 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®
Link
2011 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Compet...
OTHER
Carrollton, TX
Citation
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
doi:10.7295/W9CIL40986
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
ark:/b7295/w9cil40986
Imaging
Image Type
recorded image
Image Mode
phase contrast microscopy
Parameters Imaged
elastic scattering of photons
Source of Contrast
differences in amount of elastic light scattering
Visualization Methods
visualization of contiguous regions
Processing History
unprocessed raw data
Sample Preparation
Methods
living tissue
Relation To Intact Cell
whole mounted tissue
Dimensions
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 720px ——
Y 480px ——