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how does flagellar locomotion take place in euglena ?

how does flagellar locomotion take place in euglena ?

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Satyam
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5 years ago
a series of spiral waves pass successively from the base to the tip of the backwardly directed flagellum at about 12 per second with increasing velocity and amplitude.The waves proceed along the flagellum in a spiral manner and cause the body of Euglena to rotate once in a second. Thus, in its locomotion, it traces a spiral path about a straight line and moves forward. The rate of movement is 3 mm per minute.

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