please explain the word 'flagella'

Asked by  | 8th Aug, 2009, 09:57: PM

Expert Answer:

A flagellum  (plural: flagella) is a tail-like structure that projects from the cell body of certain prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and functions in locomotion. There are some notable differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic flagella, such as protein composition, structure, and mechanism of propulsion. The word flagellum is the Latin word for whip.

Answered by  | 10th Aug, 2009, 09:16: PM

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