Placement of Flagella

Anterior Region Only
Flagella is present at the anterior region on the cell.


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Microjoenia fallax
I_BTF4

Anterior and Posterior Region Including Recurrent Flagella
Flagella is present at the anterior and posterior region on the cell. In addition, bacteria can also be attached to the protist cell wall and is easily confused with flagella.


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Dinenympha fimbriata
I_BTF1

Flagellar Cords
Membranous bands that spiral around each other to form the body of the cell.


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Dinenympha gracilis
I_BTF2

Posterior region only
Flagella is present at the posterior region on the cell.


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Pyrsonympha minor
I_BTF8

Spiraling Flagellar Rows Extend Almost To the Posterior End
Flagella spiral around the body of the cell but does not reach the posterior end.


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Spirotrichonympha flagellata
I_BTF11

Spiraling Flagellar Rows Extend To Posterior End
Flagella spiral around the whole body of the cell.


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Holomastigotes elongatum
I_BTF3

Undulating Membrane
A locomotive structure that extends from the cell membrane and moves in a wave-like motion. Structure best seen from live specimens.


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Trichomitus trypanoides
I_BTF12