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An image of the buccal cavity of Halteria has oral ciliature on its left side and a paroral kinety consisting of only one row of basal bodies and cilia on its right side. A cytopharynx with microtubular lamellae arises to the right of the paroral kinety where it will continue deep into the cell as a cytopharyngeal tube accompanied by the microtubular lamellae. A thick layer of microtubules covers one side of the buccal cavity. Mitochondria are both expanded and condensed). TEM taken on 3/12/71 by R. Allen with Hitachi HU11A operating at 75kV. Neg. 9,250X. The negative was printed to paper and the image was scanned with a flatbed scanner and the 0.5µm bar added in Photoshop. This digitized image is available for qualitative analysis. A raw, unprocessed, high resolution version of this image (CIL:7319) 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 (

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
Halteria grandinella
Cell Type
cell by organism
eukaryotic cell
Eukaryotic Protist
Ciliated Protist
Cell Line
Carolina Biological Supply Co., NC, U.S.A.
Cellular Component
oral apparatus
ciliary rootlet
Biological Context
Biological Process
response to food
cytoskeleton organization
Richard Allen
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
Grouping This image is part of a group.
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
Print scanned for Photoshop
Data Qualifiers
processed data
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 2226px ——
Y 2406px ——