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Mitochondrion in a cone photoreceptor pedicle: movie
  • Presents movie showing the three-dimensional details of cone pedicle mitochondria generated using electron tomography. Pedicles averaged five medium-sized mitochondria clustered far from the active zones. Clip1: A rapid sequence through 171 2.2 nm-thick slices of the tomographic volume of a cone pedicle shown in the upper portion and sitting on a rod spherule. Clip2: Segmentation of the largest mitochondrion overlaid on the volume. All 177 cristae of various colors are shown inside the outer membrane made translucent to visualize the cristae. Clip3: Rotation of the side view of the segmented volume. About 15% of the volume is occupied by cristae. Clip4: Rotation showing only 10 cristae to emphasize the variety in shapes and sizes. Most of the cristae are tubular. However, some cristae possess lamellar compartments. Clip5: Rotation of the side view of the inner membrane of the segmented volume displayed with left lighting. Crista junction openings are invariably narrow and rather uniform in diameter. Two of the crista junction openings are labeled for reference
  • Componente Curricular::Educação Superior::Ciências Biológicas::Biologia Geral
Issue Date: 
  • 18-May-2009
  • 18-May-2009
  • Aug-2008
  • 18-May-2009
  • 2-Oct-2008
The American Society for Cell Biology, ASBC Image & Video Library
  • Mitochondria
  • Cell
  • Educação Superior::Ciências Biológicas::Biologia Geral
To show the three-dimensional details of cone pedicle mitochondria generated using electron tomography
Duation: 1 min, 6 s. Contributors: A. D. White; J. M. Brown; J. Waggoner. To visualize this source its necessary the instalation of Quick time. Available at: <>
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