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FIGURE 2 Part of a longitudinal section of a flagellar rootlet with two associated basal bodies . Also visible is a triangular, banded, interbasal body linker (L) and an obliquely sectioned palisade of microtubules ( P), both of which are thought to be significant in holding the rootlet-basal body complex together. Bar, 0.2 um. x 55,000.

Figure notes

The flagelar rootlet is very similar to what is called rhizoplast in other articles. The obliquely sectioned palisade of microtubules is very similar to what is called as connecting filaments in other articles

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Image summary

  • Species · Naegleria gruberi
  • Reference · Larson DE, Dingle AD, J Cell Biol 89(3), 1981 · Pubmed · CrossRef
  • Submitted by · Lillian Fritz-Laylin on 06/23/2010.
  • Published by · Monica Bettencourt-Dias on 06/27/2010.

Image annotation

  • Cilium
    • Motile

      Yes
    • Immotile

      No
    • Basal body
      • Number of basal bodies

        2
      • Fold symmetry

        9
      • Number of basal body microtubules

        3
      • Basal body cartwheel

        Yes
      • Connecting fibers

        Yes
      • Rootlets

        Yes
      • Acting as an MTOC

        Yes
      • Position relative to each other

        Parallel
      • Maturation stage

        Mature
      • Position in the cell

        At the cytoplasmic membrane
        Inside the cell cytoplasm

Image extra structures

  • Extra structures · interbasal body linker, obliquely sectioned palisade of microtubules, rhizoplast