Septa of bordering alveoli when lying in the plane of section exhibit pores at their outer margins closest to the plasma membrane. This shows that there is physical continuity between the lumens of alveoli. Basal bodies and fibrous systems are found in the cellular cortex beneath the ridges. Cacodylate buffered fixative. TEM taken on 11/2/68 by R. Allen with Philips 300 operating at 60kV. Neg. 20,500X. Bar = 0.5µm. Published in J. Cell Biol. 49:1-20, 1971. Adapted with permission.
Standard glutaraldehyde fixation followed by osmium tetroxide, dehydrated in alcohol and embedded in an epoxy resin. Microtome sections prepared at approximately 75nm thickness. The negative was printed to paper and the image was scanned to Photoshop. This digitized image is available for qualitative analysis. There is a high resolution version of this image in the library (CIL:38896) which is available for quantitative analysis. Additional information available at (http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/allen/).
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