Flagella

Protists

Characteristics and Classification

  • Eukaryotic
  • Flagella is a hairlike structure that acts like an organelle in the cells of many living organisms.
  • They look like a small tail
  • Characteristics of Protozoan group Mastigophora.
  • Constructed of numerous sub-units of the protein Flagellin.
  • May be attached singly or in groups
  • Moves in un-ordinary motion

Habitat of Flagella

Flagella is located at the end of the bacterium and carry out either a spiral or lashing movement. Flagella also brings food into the animal of propels the cell to a new environment.

Did you know, Flagella is sensitive to chemicals and temperatures outside the cell