Mitochondrion Reconstructed by Electron Tomography

Author: T. G. Frey

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Three-dimensional reconstruction of a dendritic mitochondrion from chick cerebellum reconstructed tomographically from a tilt series of a 0.5 micron section. This movie steps through every fourth slice of the tomogram, a three-dimensional image of the mitochondrion.

Ref: Perkins, G., Renken, C., Martone, M.E., Young, S.J., Ellisman, M., and Frey, T. "Electron Tomography of Neuronal Mitochondria: THree-Dimensional Structure and Organization of Cristae and Membrane Contacts" Journal of Structural Biology 119, 260-272 (1997).