London, United Kingdom
Eukaryotic Flagellum Structure, Artwork
Art For Science
Photograph - Photograph
Eukaryotic flagellum structure. Cutaway artwork showing the internal structure of the flagellum in eukaryotic cells. Flagella are tail-like projections used for cell locomotion (two at upper right protruding from a cell). The same structure is seen in motile cilia (but not in primary cilia). At lower right (cross-section), a plasma membrane (blue) surrounds a circle of nine microtubule doublets (green) and a central microtubule pair in an inner sheath (brown). Radial spokes (red), dynein arms (orange), and nexin (brown) hold the microtubules together. A basal structure (orange, lower left) forms the base of the flagellum.
May 7th, 2013
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