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Flagellum Function in Prokaryotic Cells

Flagellum Function in Prokaryotic Cells Bacteria Flagellum A flagellum is a tail-like structure found on cells (bacteria) that help them move around and be more productive. Flagella are composed of proteins, and since they don’t need to separate like organelles, they can work together to propel the cell in many directions. The flagellum is an…

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Lophotrichous Bacteria Examples

Lophotrichous Bacteria Examples Lophotrichous Bacteria Lophotrichous bacteria have multiple flagella located at the same spot on the bacterial surfaces which act in concert to drive the bacteria in a single direction. In many cases, the bases of multiple flagella are surrounded by a specialized region of the cell membrane, called the polar organelle. Lophotrichous are those bacteria that have multiple flagella at one polar…

Monotrichous Bacteria | Monotrichous Flagellum Structure & Functions
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Monotrichous Bacteria | Monotrichous Flagellum Structure & Functions

Monotrichous Bacteria Flagellum Bacteria can swim in order to move around in their natural environment and to locate other sources of food. One way that bacteria do this is by using a flagellum, which is a long, thin fiber that protrudes from the cell. The flagellum is always composed of one or more bundles of…