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Conchophthirus was deciliated by calcium ion shock followed by shearing through a micropipette. This revealed the location of the deciliated basal bodies and the cell's surface architecture. In this image of the left side ciliature the thigmotactic ciliature is revealed at the suture line. Also note that, when zoomed in, in this preparation the clathrin coated pits, which are normally an invagination into the cytoplasm have everted following the deciliation procedure, to form a small evagination anterior to the stubb of each deciliated basal body. For more information see: Antipa, G. A. and Small, E. B. 1971. A redescription of Conchophthirus curtus Engelmann, 1862 (Protozoa, Ciliatea). J. Protozool. 18:491-503. This micrograph was taken in 1968 by G. Antipa on a Cambridge Mark IIA operating at 20kV. The negative magnification is 765X. The raw film was scanned with an Epson Perfection V750 Pro. This image is available for quantitative analysis.

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
uncultured scuticociliate
Conchophthirus curtus
Cell Type
cell by organism
eukaryotic cell
Eukaryotic Protist
Ciliated Protist
Cellular Component
caudal cilia
coated pit
Biological Context
Biological Process
cortical cytoskeleton organization
Gregory Antipa (San Francisco State University)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
Grouping This image is part of a group.
Image Type
recorded image
Image Mode
illumination by electrons
secondary_electron imaging
Parameters Imaged
illumination by electrons
secondary electron generation
secondary_electron imaging
Source of Contrast
detection of electrons
Visualization Methods
Processing History
recorded image
Data Qualifiers
raw, unprocessed data
suitable for spatial measurements
Sample Preparation
shadowing and plating
chemically fixed tissue
Parducz fixative
lyophilized specimen
Au/Pd metal sputter-coat
Relation To Intact Cell
whole mounted tissue
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 2991px 17nm
Y 4000px 17nm