Uploaded by · Lillian Fritz-Laylin [+]

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FIGURE 4 Transverse section of a Naegleria flagellum. Note the presence of matrix both within and surrounding the axoneme. There are neither secondary filaments nor arms on the peripheral doublets of this flagellum. x 135,500.

Figure notes

Information from the text: Flagella measure from 7 to 17 um in length and 0.3 to 0.5 um in diameter.

Image details

Image summary

  • Species · Naegleria gruberi
  • Reference · Dingle AD, Fulton C, J Cell Biol 31(1), 1966 · Pubmed · CrossRef
  • Submitted by · Lillian Fritz-Laylin on 06/08/2010.
  • Published by · Monica Bettencourt-Dias on 06/27/2010.

Image annotation

  • Cilium
    • Motile

      Yes
    • Immotile

      No
    • Axoneme
      • Number of axonemes

        1
      • Symmetry

        Yes
      • Fold symmetry

        9
      • Number of microtubules

        2
      • Central microtubules

        2
      • Inner dynein arms

        Yes
      • Projections to membrane

        Yes
      • Accessory microtubules

        No
      • Diameter

        400

Image extra structures

  • Extra structures · no extra structures