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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]


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