Maturation of a Flagellum/Basal Body Requires More than One Cell Cycle in Algal Flagellates: Studies on Nephroselmis Olivacea (Prasinophyceae)
Most algal flagellates bear two flagella per cell which differ from each other in size, structure and function (review: Moestrup 1982). In the green algae (Chlorophyta), however, most of the flagellated taxa bear structurally identical flagella (2,4 or rarely 8 per cell). But even in this group of algae recent evidence suggests that at least two flagella of a cell are functionally different, a prerequisite for essential behavioural responses like phototaxis (Kamiya et al. 1984; review: Melkonian et al. 1984).
KeywordsSize Class Daughter Cell Basal Body Light Period Young Cell
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