a: Basal body ~
b: motor of the flagellum

What: "flagella, which consists of three basic parts: a filament, hook, and basal body. The filament is a hollow tube made up of helical chains of the protien flagellin. The hook is flexible and connects the filament and basal body. The hook rotates as protons either are pumped or diffuse from the cell. The basal body is like the motor of the flagellum."

Writer: Not Stated
Date: May 1 2013 11:52 AM

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