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Fig. 2. Transmission electron micrographs of interphase and dividing cells of T. vaginalis.(D) The paradesmosis (D) is a thick microtubule bundle stretched between the two atractophores (At1 and At2) indenting the surface of the nucleus (N); basal bodies (bB), axostyle (Ax), parabasal fibers (pF), short kinetochore microtubules (kMt) and chromosomes (Ch) inside the nucleus (N). Scale bars = 1μm.

Figure notes

The associated MTOC is called atractophore. The microtubule bundle is called paradesmosis.

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Image summary

  • Species · Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Reference · Bricheux G, Coffe G, Brugerolle G, Mol Biochem Parasitol 153(2), 2007 · Pubmed · CrossRef
  • Submitted by · Beatriz Ferreira Gomes on 09/13/2011.
  • Published by · Zita Santos on 11/15/2011.

Image annotation

  • Centrosome
    • Other centrosome
      • Number of other MTOCs

        2
      • Shape

        Globular
      • Position in the cell

        Inside the cell cytoplasm
        At the spindle poles
  • Cilium
    • Motile

      Yes
    • Immotile

      No
    • Basal body
      • Number of basal bodies

        4
      • Position in the cell

        Close to cytoplasmic membrane
        At the spindle poles
        Close to nucleus
      • Associated with

        Another MTOC
  • Other structures

Image extra structures

  • Extra structures · axostyle, parabasal fiber