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Swimming with protists : perception, motility and flagellum assembly.

Ginger, Michael L. and Portman, Neil and McKean, Paul G. (2008) Swimming with protists : perception, motility and flagellum assembly. Nature Reviews in Microbiology, 6 (11). pp. 838-850. ISSN 1740-1526

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Abstract

In unicellular and multicellular eukaryotes, fast cell motility and rapid movement of material over cell surfaces are often mediated by ciliary or flagellar beating. The conserved defining structure in most motile cilia and flagella is the '9+2' microtubule axoneme. Our general understanding of flagellum assembly and the regulation of flagellar motility has been led by results from seminal studies of flagellate protozoa and algae. Here we review recent work relating to various aspects of protist physiology and cell biology. In particular, we discuss energy metabolism in eukaryotic flagella, modifications to the canonical assembly pathway and flagellum function in parasite virulence.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nature Reviews in Microbiology
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences
ID Code: 26046
Deposited By: Dr Paul G McKean
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2009 09:26
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26046

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