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SIVB General Cytology Films

SIVB General Cytology Film Collection

VHS Series


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Description Key
VHS=1/2" Video Cassette BW=Black & White  C =Color
Silent =Without Audio Sound=With Audio ## Running time in minutes
Film# Title Author(s) Description
(please refer to key)
101 Anatomy of the Cell M. Bessis B/W-Sound-20
  Obtained through the courtesy of Squibb Visual Aids. Time lapse sequences of living cells. Electron micrographs of cell membranes, mitochondria, nuclei, nucleoli, centrosomes, Golgi complexes, endoplasmic reticulum (rough and smooth) and cilia. (Phase & Electron Optics)

102 Modification Experimentales du Chondriome M. Chevremont and J. Frederic VHS or B/W-Silent-17
  Normal behavior of mitochondria in cultured chick fibroblasts and their reactions to detergents. (Phase Optics)

103 Les Chondriosomes M. Chevremont and J. Frederic VHS or B/W-Silent-17
  Excellent sequences in mitochondrial behavior in cultures of chick fibroblasts. (Phase Optics)

104 Darkground Illumination of the Chick Fibroblast R. G. Canti VHS or B/W-Silent-6
  Reprint of one of the earliest time-lapse studies of chick fibroblasts. Mitochondrial activity well visualized. (Dark-Field Optics)

105 Chick Embryo Thyroid Epithelium in Culture G. G. Rose C-Silent*-11
  Demonstrations of thyroid cultures are examined with an interference microscope shearing system.*This film has only a single perforation after the lead in strip and although silent, must be projected as though for sound. (Interference Optics)

106 Aspects of Wound Healing C. M. Pomerat B/W-Sound-14
  Origin, preparation and photography of wound healing cells. Migration and membrane activity of wound healing cells in vitro are also shown. (Phase Optics)

107 Mammalian Cell Dynamics In Vitro G. G. Rose VHS or C-Silent-75
  Vertebrate cells in multipurpose culture chambers showing pinocytosis, reciprocating membrane activity, mosaic cells, fat droplet fusion, Golgi complex emanations, nuclear rotation, nuclear folds, intranuclear inclusions, nuclear activity, mitosis and biological crystals and particles. (Phase/Interference Optics)

108 Emperipolesis: Activities of Lymphocytes Inside Fibroblasts A. E. Moore and J. Hlinka* VHS or B/W-Silent-17
  Lymphocytes entering and leaving fibroblasts; interplay with fibroblast cytoplasm and nucleus. A script accompanies this film.*Authors recommend projection be slower than 16 frames per second if possible. (Phase Optics)

109 Phagocytosis H. B. Fell VHS or B/W-Silent-8
  Low and high power sequences of chick lung macrophages illustrating phagocytic activity toward acid fast bacteria. (Phase Optics)

110 Pinocytosis W. H. Lewis VHS or B/W-Silent-12
  Classic demonstration of the cell during imbibition from the surrounding medium. (Bright-Field Optics)

111 Dividing Normal Adult Rat Fibroblasts In Vitro W. H. Lewis VHS or B/W-Silent-6
  Time-lapse study of cell division of fibroblasts in culture. (Bright-Field Optics)

112 Mitosis in Newt Cells W. Bloom VHS or B/W-Silent-17
  Normal mitosis of newt cells in vitro. (Phase Optics)

113 Mitosis in Endosperm; Reel 1—Normal Mitosis A. Bajer and M. Bajer VHS or B/W-Silent-17
  Beautiful demonstrations of chromosomal behavior in dividing plant endosperm cells. (Phase Optics)

114 Mitosis in Endosperm; Reel 2—Effect of Beta Particles and of Colchicine Upon Mitosis A. Bajer and M. Bajer VHS or B/W-Silent-17
  This film illustrates plant mitossis under normal and experimental conditions. The distribution of chromosomes during C-metaphase is particularly well demonstrated. (Phase Optics)

115 The Mechanism of Cell Division: Spermatogenesis in the Grasshopper K. Michel and The Zeiss Co. VHS or B/W-Silent-29
  Illustrates nuclear and cytoplasmic details during reductional and equational division during spermatogenesis in isolated grasshopper testes. The film also covers morphogenesis of spermatocytes into spermatids. (Phase Optics)

117 Observations on Living Primordial Germ Cells in the Mouse R. J. Blandau B/W-Sound-11
  Description of the morphology and movement of epithelial cells, mesenchymal cells, macrophages and germ cells as photographed from squashed preparations of hind gut tissues derived from mouse embryos. (Phase Optics)

118 Sperm Maturation in the Male Reproductive Tract: Development of Motility  R. J. Blandau  (C-Sound-16)
  With superior photographic quality this film surveys the degree and type of movement of human spermatozoa derived from various sites along the Vas deferens. (Phase Optics)

119 Les Cellules   VHS or B/W or C-Silent-23
  Illustrates a variety of cell types both in vivo and in vitro.
A. Cellular activity at the blastopore during amphibian gastrulation W. H. Lewis  
B. Rat parathyroid cells in monolayer culture P. Gaillard  
C. Dividing fibroblasts in tissue culture with a tripolar mitosis W. H. Lewis  
D. Pinocytosis of macrophages C. M. Pomerat  
E. Lung tissue in culture R. Stevens  
F. Cyclosis in Elodea C. M. Pomerat  
  (Phase/Bright-Field Optics)    

120 Early Development of Mammalian and Fish Eggs   B/W-Silent-21
A. Early development of Rabbit Eggs W. H. Lewis and P. W. Gregory.  
  Sequences of zygote stage, and early cleavage stages through the blastula stage.
B. Early development of Monkey Eggs W. H. Lewis and C. W. Hartman.  
  Sequences of the zygote stage through the 8 cell stage.
C. Development of the Zebra FIsh Egg W. H. Lewis and E. C. Roosen-Runge.  
  Sequences of fertilization, zygote stage, cleavage, blastodisk formation, through hatching. (Phase/Bright-Field Optics)

121 Cyclosis in Elodea C. M. Pomerat VHS or B/W-Silent-6)  
  Movement of organelles during cytoplasmic streaming in Elodea.

122 Dynamic Cytology of the Newt Lung (Tarisha) T. Seto and C. M. Pomerat B/W-Silent-29
  Primary culture of amphibian lung. Includes: methods of lung extirpation, patterns of pulmonary circulation, use of Rose chambers, initial epithelial migration from tissue culture explants, pinocytosis, mitosis, membrane and mitochondrial activity. (Phase/Bright-Field Optics)

123 Zeiosis G. G. Rose VHS or C-Silent-17
  Chick embryo spleen cells, KB cells, human adult bone marrow cells and HeLa cells exhibiting zeiosis (membrane blebbing). These cells were cultured under cellophane membranes. Several sequences show nuclear extrusion into the zeiotic blebs. (Phase—Contrast Optics)

124 Pericyclosis G. G. Rose VHS or C-Silent-10
  Oral epithelium cells cultured under cellophane membrane. Circular streaming (pericyclosis) is observed and followed. In addition, examples of zeiosis or membrane blebbing are illustrated. (Phase—Contrast Optics)

125 Nuclear Rotation and Mitosis G. G. Rose VHS or C-Silent-17
  This film depicts mitosis in KB epithelial cell cultures. Nuclear rotation is also shown. In addition to normal mitosis, examples of tetrapolar and multipolar mitosis are illustrated. One sequence shows a giant cell whose 4 daughter components recombine to form one multinucleated giant cell. (Phase—Contrast Optics)

126 The Circumfusion System G. G. Rose C-Silent-60
  This film depicts the design, assembly and function of the single circumfusion system developed by Dr. Rose. Cells cultured under cellophane membranes in these systems retain a remarkable degree of differentiation in vitro. Liver parenchymal cells, thyroid follicle cells, pancreas-acini and islets and adrenal cells from 14-day chick embryo tissues are illustrated. In addition, liver parenchymal cells, epididymis and ova from mouse fetus are shown. Structural integrity of tubules from the epididymis are well maintained in vitro. Macrophage migration up and down the tubule is illustrated. Cannibalism of a small wandering macrophage by a large fixed macrophage in a salivary gland culture is shown. A melanoma cell exhibits extrusion of a nuclear inclusion during mitosis. A script accompanies this film. (Phase—Contrast Optics)

127 Human Gingiva—Dual-Rotary Circumfusion System G. G. Rose C-Silent-45
  Adult human gingiva is cultured under cellophane membrane in the dual-rotary circumfusion system developed by Dr. Rose. Gingiva cells in this system maintain a remarkable degree of differentiation in vitro. The film deptics how the explant cultures of human gingiva are established, and then follows the epithelial outgrowths from the explant. Numerous mitosis in the epithelial sheet are noted. Bridges and tonofibrils in the epithelial cells are illustrated in 21-day cultures. Gingival epithelium is also cultured on a collagen substrate. This film also illustrates lymphocyte migration over the epithelial sheet. In addtion, a lymphocyte apparently is interiorized within a fibroblast (emperipolesis). A script accompanies this film. (Phase—Contrast Optics)

128 Lysis and Phagocytosis of Antibody-Sensitized Chicken Red Cells by P388D, Mouse Macrophage Tumor Cells H. S. Koren, W. P. Morgan and C. J. Dawe VHS or B/W-Sound-4
  Illustrates antibody dependent cell mediated cytotoxicity in which chicken red cells modified with 2,4,6-trinitrophenyl (TNP) and coated with mouse anti-TNP antibodies undergo lysis and phagocytosis after making film contact with P388D, mouse macrophage tumor cells. A script accompanies this film. (Split Screen, Phase—Contrast and Time-Lapse Optics)

129 Fetal Mouse Lungs in Circumfusion System Tissue Cultures G. G. Rose C–Silent–25
  The dual-rotary circumfusion system is used to maintain fetal mouse lung in a differentiated state for up to 150 days in culture. A script accompanies this film. (Phase—Contrast Optics)

130 In Vitro Cultured Human Epidermal Cells Sun and Green B/W–Silent–10
  Growth and differentiation properties of human epidermal cells and XB cells (a mouse teratomal keratinocyte cell line) cultivated in the presence of 3T3-feeder cells. It also illustrates the effects of epidermal growth factor on epidermal differentiation and stratification.

131 Myoepithelial Contraction in Mouse Submandibular Gland in Organotypic Culture Morgan, Williams, Lee, and Dawe B/W-Silent-16
  Illustrates contraction of myoepithelium during development of mouse submandibular gland over a period of 30 days in organotypic culture.

132 Goldfish Pigment Cells in Culture Funan Hu B/W-Silent*-12
  Depicts the growth of pigment and stromal cells from goldfish caudal fins in culture and the effects of the melanocyte-stimulating hormone (dispersion) and epinephrine (aggregation) on the pigment cells. (Phase Optics) *Single sprocket

133 Adult Human Epidermal Cells and Candida Albicans in Culture Funan Hu and Clarence S. Livingwood B/W-Silent-8
  Shows the conjoint growth of C. albicans and human epidermal cells in culture and the effects of an antifungal agent, Candicidin A, on the organism. At selected dosages the drug was inhibitory to C. albicans but not to the epidermal cells.

134 Living Cells Alexis L. Burton C-Sound-18
  Various types of living mammalian cells in their normal activities such as movements, contractions, phagocytosis, pinocytosis, etc.

135 Mitosis Alexis L. Burton B/W-Sound-18
  The first part demonstrates the mechanism of mitosis and the second part shows numerous examples of mitosis in cultured cells. *Note: Some sequences in this film were supplied by Dr. Charles Pomerat, Dr. T. C. Hsu, and Dr. V. Kalnin.