Transmission electron micrograph of the accumulation of rough endoplasmic reticulum known as Nissl bodies within nerve cells from the superior cervical ganglion. Note that this very early (1953) micrograph is primarily of historical interest since it pre-dates glutaraldehye fixation which was introduced in the early 60's and is considered essential for adequate nerve tissue preservation. Examples of nerve tissue micrographs prepared in 1965 are CIL:37218, CIL:37219 and CIL:37220. Image made available by James D. Jamieson and the Department of Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine.
Additional reference: Palay, S and Palade, GE J Biophys Biochem Cytol. 1955 Jan;1(1):69-88. Original 3.25 in. x 4 in. lantern slides were scanned at 600dpi. Original magnification x7,600.
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