Flagellar assembly in two hundred and fifty easy-to-follow steps

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Abstract

The eukaryotic flagellum is a complex biochemical machine that moves cells or moves materials over the surface of cells, such as in the mammalian esophagus, oviduct or in protozoa. It is composed of over 250 polypeptides that must be assembled into a number of different structures and each structure must be attached with an exact periodicity along the microtubules. Once the flagellum is assembled, each of the components must act in concert and in three dimensions to produce a complex waveform. This review provides an outline of the composition and function of the different structures found in the flagella of Chlamydomonas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-404
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Genetics
Volume11
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1995

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