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What is wrong with this statement?
'Microtubules are part of the '9+2' formation in bacterial flagella'.
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The statement should be "Microtubules are part of the '9+2' formation in eukaryotic flagella" not bacterial.

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A eukaryotic flagellum is a bundle of nine fused pairs of microtubule doublets surrounding two central single microtubules. The so-called "9 + 2" structure is characteristic of the core of the eukaryotic flagellum called an axoneme. At the base of a eukaryotic flagellum is a basal body, "blepharoplast" or kinetosome, which is the microtubule organizing center for flagellar microtubules and is about 500 nanometers long. Basal bodies are structurally identical to centrioles. The flagellum is encased within the cell's plasma membrane, so that the interior of the flagellum is accessible to the cell's cytoplasm. (Wikipedia)

Here's a link on the differences between bacterial and eukaryotic flagella: http://www.biologyexams4u.com/2012/1...l#.WA44o9R97ak


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(Original post by Nikita Verma)
The statement should be "Microtubules are part of the '9+2' formation in eukaryotic flagella" not bacterial.

Here's some more information:
A eukaryotic flagellum is a bundle of nine fused pairs of microtubule doublets surrounding two central single microtubules. The so-called "9 + 2" structure is characteristic of the core of the eukaryotic flagellum called an axoneme. At the base of a eukaryotic flagellum is a basal body, "blepharoplast" or kinetosome, which is the microtubule organizing center for flagellar microtubules and is about 500 nanometers long. Basal bodies are structurally identical to centrioles. The flagellum is encased within the cell's plasma membrane, so that the interior of the flagellum is accessible to the cell's cytoplasm. (Wikipedia)

Here's a link on the differences between bacterial and eukaryotic flagella: http://www.biologyexams4u.com/2012/1...l#.WA44o9R97ak


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Thank you so much!
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