cilia and flagella28 Februari 2010 pukul 05:00 | Ditulis dalam Uncategorized | Tinggalkan komentar
Now we turn our attention to the “movers” of a eukaryotic cell, cilia and flagella.
What are cilia and flagella?
If the protrusions are short and numerous they are termed cilia. If they are longer and less numerous (usually only one or two) they are termed flagella.
What are some distinguishing characteristics?
The pattern is so named because a ring of nine microtubule “doubles” has in its center two singular microtubules.
This organization allows the sliding of the microtubule doubles against one another to “bend” the cilia or flagella. This type of organization is found in most eukaryotic cilia and flagella.
Where can cilia and flagella be found?
Cilia can be found in areas such as the respiratory and female reproductive tracts.