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Description

Figure 398 from Chapter 15 (Cytoplasmic Inclusions) of 'The Cell, 2nd Ed.' by Don W. Fawcett M.D. Excitatory synapses on dendritic spines of a Purkinje cell from the rat cerebellum. Axon terminals from parallel fibers can be seen making synaptic contacts on the heads of the spines. Image from Peters, Palay and Webster, Fine Structure of the Nervous System, Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co. 1976. A PDF copy of the accompanying chapter is available on the ASCB's BioEDUCATE website.

Biological Sources

NCBI Organism Classification
Rattus
(Old World rats)
Cell Type
CNS neuron (sensu Vertebrata)
Purkinje cell
Cellular Component
excitatory synapse
dendritic spine
synaptic vesicle
postsynaptic density
dendrite
axon
mitochondrion

Biological Context

Biological Process
synapse organization

Attribution

Names
Don W. Fawcett
Alan Peters; Sanford Palay; Henry Webster
Published
ISBN 0721635849
Link
http://www.ascb.org/bioeducate/Fawcett...

Grouping

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Imaging

Image Type
transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
Imaging Mode
illumination by electrons
detection of electrons
Parameters Imaged
electron density
Source of Contrast
stain with broad specificity
Visualization Methods
osmium tetroxide
Data Qualifiers
processed data

Dimensions

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Y 1257px ——
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