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?
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Figure 5 Portions of two cells are illustrated in this micrograph:
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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?
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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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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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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):
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- 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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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.