Cilia and Flagella- Structure and Functions

Cilia and Flagella- Structure and Functions

Cilia and Flagella- Structure and Functions Cilia and Flagella are complex filamentous cytoplasmic structure protruding through cell wall. They are minute, specially differentiated appendices of the cell. Flagella (singular = flagellum) are long, hair-like structures that extend from the plasma membrane and are used to move an entire cell. Cilia (singular = cilium) are short, … Read moreCilia and Flagella- Structure and Functions

Differences between cilia and flagella

Differences between cilia and flagella

Differences between cilia and flagella Cilia and flagella are cytoplasmic processes extending from the cell surface. The cell organelles are similar but are differentiated based on their size, number, function and/or mode of beating. S.N. Character Cilia Flagella 1.       Definition Cilia are short, hair like appendages extending from the surface of a living cell. Flagella are long, threadlike appendages … Read moreDifferences between cilia and flagella

Flagella and Pili (Fimbriae)

Flagella and Pili (Fimbriae)

Flagella Flagella are protein filaments that extend like long tails from the cell membranes of certain gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. These tails, which are several times the length of the bacterial cell, move the bacteria around. Source: Wikipedia The flagellum is affixed to the bacteria by a basal body. The basal body spans through the … Read moreFlagella and Pili (Fimbriae)

Flagella Stain- Principle, Procedure and Result Interpretation

Flagella Stain- Principle, Procedure and Result Interpretation

Flagella Stain- Principle, Procedure and Result Interpretation Objective of Flagella Stain This technique is used to visualize the presence and arrangement of flagella for the presumptive identification of motile bacterial species. Principle of Flagella Stain Flagella are too thin to be visualized using a bright field microscope with ordinary stains, such as the Gram stain, … Read moreFlagella Stain- Principle, Procedure and Result Interpretation