axoneme | definition

  • a cytoskeletal structure made of microtubules and proteins that forms the central part of a cilium or flagellum
  • responsible for cell movements
Axoneme. Schematic diagram of the flagellar axoneme in cross-section. Structures that are discussed in this Commentary are highlighted. The details of the CP complex are based on the work of Mitchell (Mitchell, 2003a). Reprinted from Lindemann (Lindemann, 2007) with permission. DRC, dynein regulatory complex.

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Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Morgan, D., Raf, M., Roberts, K., & Walter, P. (2015). Molecular Biology of the Cell. New York: Garland Science. http://www.garlandscience.com/

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