Volume 32 Part 2 (2004) 199—203

Owing to a problem at the printing stage, Figure 1 on page 200 did not appear at a sufficiently high resolution to enable the double lines of both the inner and the outer membrane of the Ignicoccus cells to be clearly visible. The Figure is reprinted here for this purpose, together with the associated legend.

Structure, asymmetry and dynamics of the Ignicoccus outer membrane

Figure 1
Structure, asymmetry and dynamics of the Ignicoccus outer membrane

(A, C, D) Parts of thin-sectioned cells; scale bar, 200 nm; (B) whole sectioned cell; scale bar, 1 μm. C, cytoplasm; P, periplasm; OM, outer membrane. Arrowheads in (A) show areas of the OM where two lines are visible; the arrow marks a vesicle getting into close contact with the OM. Arrows in (B) show the inner and outer leaflets of the OM, where they are separated. Arrows in (C) show vesicles getting into close contact with the OM, and one vesicle just fusing with the OM. Arrowheads in (D) mark a vesicle blebbing outwards from the OM.

Figure 1
Structure, asymmetry and dynamics of the Ignicoccus outer membrane

(A, C, D) Parts of thin-sectioned cells; scale bar, 200 nm; (B) whole sectioned cell; scale bar, 1 μm. C, cytoplasm; P, periplasm; OM, outer membrane. Arrowheads in (A) show areas of the OM where two lines are visible; the arrow marks a vesicle getting into close contact with the OM. Arrows in (B) show the inner and outer leaflets of the OM, where they are separated. Arrows in (C) show vesicles getting into close contact with the OM, and one vesicle just fusing with the OM. Arrowheads in (D) mark a vesicle blebbing outwards from the OM.