Electron Microscopic Studies on Membranes

  • K. Mühlethaler
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In the discussions on membrane structure the electron microscopic contributions are of some importance because only with this technique can a direct image of these cell structures be obtained. The first observations were based on fixed and sectioned material and led to the so-called “unit membrane concept”, postulated by-Robertson in 1960. In the same year, work was going on in our laboratory to develop an alternative method for specimen preparation in the frozen state (Moor et al., 1961).


Chloroplast Thylakoid Granum Thylakoid Tonoplast Membrane Unsaturated Fatty Acid Chain Fluid Mosaic Model 
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