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Bacterial flagellum

A model of a bacterium's flagellum.

Plural: flagella. A flexible, microscopic, hairlike structure used for propulsion by some single-celled organisms and for creating a water current by sponges. It is longer than a cilium[1].

References

  1. ^ France, Peter, Guerrero, Angeles Gavira; et al. (2006). Ocean. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 9780756636920. 
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