Below is a collection of electron micrographs with labelled subcellular structures that you should be able to identify. Also, be sure to observe any electron micrographs which are made available in the laboratory by the instructor. You should concentrate on the similarities in form that permit identification of the components irrespective of cell type.
Note: When comparing sizes from one micrograph to another, remember to consider the respective magnifications.
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What is the round structure (approximately 3 1/2 inches in diameter) seen in the center of this micrograph?
Figure 3 Part of the nucleus and cytoplasm of a cell (at very high magnification): 6 Pacific Black Boots Grey Backpacking Mid Hiking 5 Women's Blue Cut Size Mountain Waterproof Moraine rPwqrnO4z
Figure 4 Chuck Taylor Converse All Trainers Stars Print White Magenta Cyan Tropical Low OX Mens Canvas Top Fresh A tangential section through the periphery of a nucleus (at a lower magnification than figure 3):
Figure 5 Portions of two cells are illustrated in this micrograph:
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Figure 7 Mens OX All Print White Trainers Stars Converse Magenta Chuck Top Taylor Fresh Low Tropical Cyan Canvas A cell with an abundance of smooth endoplasmic reticulum:
Compare the appearance and amount of the smooth endoplasmic reticulum in this micrograph with that shown in figure 6.
What are several functions of smooth endoplasmic reticulum?
Figure 8 Taylor Print Magenta All Fresh Mens White Tropical Top OX Low Stars Cyan Canvas Chuck Trainers Converse An area of cytoplasm is illustrated:Girl Kid Beach Women Slide Outdoor For Slipper Shoes Hand Sandal Men Boy Pattern Summer Flowers Painted 7xwPI8vZ
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This autophagic vacuole contains a mitochondrion. The vacuole contents will most likely be extruded by exocytosis or persist to form a residual body.
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Figure 14 Tropical White Stars Taylor Top Chuck Low Mens Trainers OX Cyan Canvas Converse Magenta Fresh Print All Junctional specializations between two epithelial cells:
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This micrograph illustrates a desmosome with its cytoplasmic plaques (B).
Figure 16 A gap junction:
The two unit membranes making up this gap junction are labelled C.
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This micrograph represents a cross section of a centriole. The microtubules are shown in their characteristic arrangement.
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Longitudinal section of two centrioles.
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A represents a microtubule. Remember that 9 doublets form the periphery of the axoneme. Also know that a centriole has the 9 + 0 arrangement where a cilium is organized as 9 + 2.
Figure 21 Epithelial cells often display extensive basal plasma membrane infoldings as observed in this electron micrograph:
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Figure 23 A cell in mitosis (Telophase):
Figure 24 OX Tropical Stars All Fresh Chuck Mens Print Low Cyan Taylor White Trainers Converse Canvas Magenta Top Striated muscle.
- Note myosin filaments (unlabelled arrows), the A band (A), Z line (Z), the I band (I), and triads consisting of one T tubule (T) and two terminal cisternae (C), Myofibril (M), and Sarcolemma (S).
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Note the microvilli (White Canvas OX Print Low Fresh Top Magenta Cyan Trainers Mens All Stars Converse Taylor Chuck Tropical MV) connected by junctional complexes (JC). Observe the lateral cell compartment (LC) between the cells.
Figure 26 Small intestine.
Note the microvilli (M) on the luminal surface of the two adjacent absorptive cells (A & B). The mircrovilli are coated with a glycocalyx (G).
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Note prominent secondary lysosomes (white arrows) and mitochondria (M). A few cisterna of rough endoplasmic reticulum (R) and microtubules (T) are also present.
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Observe the motochondria (M), granules (arrow), cristae (C), smooth (S) and rough (R) endoplasmic reticulum. Also present are numerous vesicles (V), a peroxisome (P), a bile canaliculus (B), and a cell junction (J).
Figure 29 Scanning EM of liver.
Examine bile canaliculi (b), sinusoids (S), the sinusoidal lining (SL), and the space of Disse (D)
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Examine numerous pinocytic vesicles (P), ribosomes (R), and mitochondria (M).
**EMs were selected and copied from "A Study Atlas of Electron Micrographs" by Judy M. Strum, Ph.D. with permission of the author. Dr. Strum is a Professor in the Department of Anatomy, University of Maryland School of Medicine.