Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Flagellar Pocket

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_1204-2

Invagination of the cell surface of flagellates, at the body of which the flagellum is anchored by the help of the basal body consisting of 9 × 3 microtubuli (see Fig. 4 Leishmania donovani complex; Fig. 6 Trypanosoma brucei group humans).


Cell Surface Basal Body Group Human Trypanosoma Brucei Leishmania Donovani 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany