Cell Motility: III The Basal Apparatus

  • Lawrence S. Dillon


As Fawcett (1961) has pointed out, the body at the base of the flagellum or cilium has been given many different names, not all of which are strictly homologous to the more general term centriole,* as shown later. Certain ones, like blepharoplast, apply to other types of bodies associated with this apparatus in one or more particular taxa of organisms, and still others, such as kinetosome, which are synonymous with centriole in some groups—in this case euciliates—have other uses elsewhere. Here this organelle is referred to as the centriole, while the term basal apparatus is employed to denote it plus any other structure that may be associated with it at the proximal end of the flagellum.


Longitudinal Section Green Plant Transitional Zone Sperm Nucleus Basal Apparatus 
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  • Lawrence S. Dillon
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  1. 1.Texas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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