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The flagellar apparatus of the scaly green flagellatePyramimonas obovata: Absolute configuration

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The flagellar apparatus of the quadriflagellate scaly green algaPyramimonas obovata has been studied in detail and the absolute configuration of the flagellar apparatus has been determined. The flagellar root system is cruciate (4-2-4-2-system). 18 major basal body associated fibrous structures connect the four basal bodies with each other. Each basal body is linked to an adjacent basal body by a unique set of connecting fibres, i.e., the flagellar apparatus does not exhibit 180° rotational symmetry. The flagellar apparatus ofPyramimonas obovata is compared with that of quadriflagellate motile cells of theChlorophyceae sensu Stewart andMattox and the phylogenetic relationships are discussed.

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Melkonian, M. The flagellar apparatus of the scaly green flagellatePyramimonas obovata: Absolute configuration. Protoplasma 108, 341–355 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02224428

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Keywords

  • Absolute configuration
  • Flagellar apparatus
  • Green algae
  • Phylogeny
  • Pyramimonas
  • Symmetry