Read Moran et al. 2014 (linked below), then respond in writing to the questions
- Why is flagellar structure often referred to as exhibiting “9+2 configuration” and “ninefold symmetry”? What
are some of the key structural units involved in the structure referred to by these labels?
- To what extent does variation in flagellar structure and function occur? Note that phylogenetics and
environment may each exert influences on varieties observed. Paraphrase an example the authors use to
- What sorts of investigations involving flagella were conducted during the 20th century? How do they
compare to more recent flagellum-related research questions? Is progress in understanding the biological
nature of flagella being made?
- A goal of this course is to improve your technical literacy in biology. Indicate how information presented in
class contributed to your comprehension of the assigned article