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Description

Scanning electron micrograph of a Vaginicola, a single-celled creature found in pond water. The cell (green) secretes and lives within a protective casing called a lorica into which it can contract. The cell is attached to the bottom of the lorica and has hair-like cilia at the end, which it uses for feeding. Scanning electron micrograph 2000 Collection Wellcome Images.

Technical Details

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Biological Sources

NCBI Organism Classification
Vaginicola
Cellular Component
lorica
cilium

Biological Context

Biological Process
cellular component organization or biogenesis

Attribution

Name
David Furness
Link
Wellcome Images

Imaging

Image Type
recorded image
Imaging Mode
scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Parameters Imaged
elastic scattering of electrons
Source of Contrast
differences in deposition of metal shadow
Processing History
colorized

Sample Preparation

Relation To Intact Cell
whole mounted tissue

Dimensions

Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 784px ——
Y 576px ——
*CIL – Cell Image Library accession number. Please use this to reference an image.