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A view of the left side of Conchophthirus curtus deciliated by a calcium shock method to reveal the organization of the ciliature of this densely ciliated organism. In particular this method reveals the location of the cilia utilized for attachment to surfaces (thigmotactic cilia). See Antipa, G. A. and Small, E. B. 1971. A redescription of Conchophthirus curtus Engelmann, 1862 (Protozoa, Ciliatea). J. Protozool. 18:491-503 for more detail. This micrograph was taken in 1968 by G. Antipa on a Cambridge Mark IIA operating at 20kV. The negative magnification is 1530X. 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
cell cortex
thigmotactic ciliature
attachment organelle
attachment organelle membrane
Gregory Antipa (San Francisco State University)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
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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
shadowing and plating
Processing History
recorded image
unprocessed raw data
Data Qualifiers
raw, unprocessed data
Sample Preparation
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 6105px 9.5nm
Y 4656px 9.5nm