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A flagellum is a tail-like projection that protrudes from the cell body of certain prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and functions in locomotion [1].
 
A flagellum is a tail-like projection that protrudes from the cell body of certain prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and functions in locomotion [1].
Three types of flagella are found– bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes.
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Three types of flagella are found– bacterial, archaeal and eukaryotic flagella.
 
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Bacterial flagella are helical filaments that rotate like screws (Fig. 1).
 
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[[Image:bacterial flagella.jpg|thumb|200px|Fig. 1 [1]]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagellum
 
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagellum

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A flagellum is a tail-like projection that protrudes from the cell body of certain prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and functions in locomotion [1]. Three types of flagella are found– bacterial, archaeal and eukaryotic flagella. Bacterial flagella are helical filaments that rotate like screws (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1 [1]

References

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagellum