A bacterial flagellum has 3 basic parts: a filament, a hook, and a basal body. 1) The filament is the rigid, helical structure that extends from the cell surface. It is composed of the protein flagellin arranged in helical chains so as to form a hollow core.
Just so, what animal cells have flagella?
Cilia and flagella are motile cellular appendages found in most microorganisms and animals, but not in higher plants. In multicellular organisms, cilia function to move a cell or group of cells or to help transport fluid or materials past them.
Which bacteria have flagella?
Monotrichous bacteria have a single flagellum (e.g., Vibrio cholerae). 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.
What are the 4 types of flagella?
Types and Examples of Flagella
- Monotrichous. – Single polar flagellum. – Example: Vibrio cholerae.
- Amphitrichous. – Single flagellum on both sides. – Example: Alkaligens faecalis.
- Lophotrichous. – Tufts of flagella at one or both sides. – Example: Spirillum.
- Peritrichous. – Numerous falgella all over the bacterial body.