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Scanning electron micrograph of the surface of a peritoneal mast cell from mouse shows undulating folds, and few microvilli. The membrane folds could be misinterpreted for microvilli if analyzed in thin sections using a transmission electron microscope. Image by Emma Shelton, Figure 37 from Chapter 2 (Specializations Of The Free Surface) of 'The Cell, 2nd Ed.' by Don W. Fawcett M.D. A PDF copy of the accompanying chapter is available on the ASCB's BioEDUCATE website.

Biological Sources

NCBI Organism Classification
Mus musculus
(house mouse)
Cell Type
mast cell
Cellular Component
cell surface

Biological Context

Biological Process
plasma membrane organization

Attribution

Name
Emma Shelton
Published
ISBN 0721635849
Link
Fawcett's "The Cell, 2nd Ed."

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Data Qualifiers
processed data

Sample Preparation

Methods
critical_point dried specimen

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