Monday, July 28, 2008

Stereo Image of a freeze-dried yeast cell

The pair of images below represent two independently reconstructed views of the same freeze-dried yeast cell from two different angular orientations of the cell. The angular separation is 5 degrees and the resolution of each image is approximately 30 nm.
Cross-eyed viewing, focusing on a point between the screen and your eyes, produces
better results than wall-eyed viewing, focusing on a point beyond the screen.

These images were originally published as part of a tilt-series movie in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. For further information see:

C., Kirz, J., Lima, E., Miao, H., Nieman, A. M. &Sayre, D. (2005).
Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA, 102, 15343±15346.