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Dinoflagellate

A dinoflagellate is a flagellate algae characterized by their two flagella of unequal length. One of the flagella is lying... Read More

Flagellate

Definition noun, plural: flagellates A cell or an organism that has flagella adjective (1) Of, pertaining to, characterized... Read More

Flagellum

Definition noun, plural: flagella (1) (biology) Long, slender, threadlike, whiplike extension of certain cells or... Read More

Centrosome

Centrosome Definition What is a centrosome? The centrosome is considered to be the main microtubule-organizing... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with the nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Eubacteria

Eubacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms consisting of a single cell lacking a nucleus and containing DNA is a single... Read More

Microtubule

Microtubule Definition noun plural: microtubules mi·cro·tu·bule, mī'krō-tū'byūl A cytoplasmic tubule made up of... Read More

Flagellar antigen

Flagellar antigen The heat-labile antigens associated with bacterial flagella, in contrast to somatic antigen. See: h... Read More

Choanoflagellate

Definition noun, plural: choanoflagellates A flagellate protozoan of the genera Monosiga and Proterospongia of the class... Read More

Nexin

Definition noun The protein in the interdoublet link that connects the adjacent microtubule doublets of the ciliary... Read More

Amastigote

Definition noun, plural: amastigotes (protistology) A cell (or the unicellular organism) that does not have flagella (or... Read More

Cytoskeleton

Definition noun plural: cytoskeletons cy·to·skel·e·ton (cell biology) The lattice or internal framework of a cell... Read More

Diatom

A diatom is a unicellular eukaryotic alga characterized by the siliceous covering and symmetry. Diatoms are mostly aquatic,... Read More

Leptomonad

Definition noun (protozoology) The common name for any of the member of the genus Leptomonas Supplement Leptomonads refer to... Read More

Archamoebae

Definition noun A taxonomic class in Phylum Amoebozoa characterized by the absence of mitochondria Supplement Archamoeba... Read More

Archaellum

Definition noun, plural: archaella A whip-like structure of filaments that extends outside the cell of many... Read More

Animal cell

An animal cell is the fundamental functional unit of life of animals. It is also the basic unit of reproduction. Animal... Read More

Flagella

(noun) Plural form of flagellum. See flagellum for definition and additional... Read More

Chlorophyta

Chlorophyta is a taxonomic group (a phylum) comprised of green algae that live in marine habitats. Some of them are found in... Read More

Cell

A cell is a membrane-bound structure that occurs as a functional independent unit of life (such as in unicellular organisms,... Read More

Intermediate filaments

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Microfilament

Definition noun plural: microfilaments mi·cro·fil·a·ments, mī'krō-fil'ă-mĕnts A thin, helical, single-stranded... Read More

Cryptomonad

Definition noun, plural: cryptomonads Any of the species belonging to Phylum Cryptophyta, and characterized by being aquatic... Read More

Golden algae

In phycology, the golden algae are algal species that are found mostly in freshwater. They are also called the chrysophytes.... Read More

Intermediate filament

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Green algae

Green algae (singular: green alga) are photosynthetic algae that are characterized by having chlorophylls a and b as the... Read More

Microtubule organizing center

Definition noun A structure inside the cell from where microtubules organize following depolymerization to turn into tubular... Read More

Eukaryote

Eukaryote refers to any of the single-celled or multicellular organisms whose cell contains a distinct, membrane-bound... Read More

Euglenophyta

Definition noun (phycology) In old taxonomic classification, a phylum of the Kingdom Protista and comprised of the... Read More

Microtubule-associated protein

Definition noun, plural: microtubule-associated proteins Any of the proteins bound to the tubulin subunits of the... Read More

Autospore

Definition (1) An immobile spore that cannot form or grow flagella. (2) A spore that has the same shape as that of the... Read More

Brevibacillus brevis

Definition noun A motile aerobic ellipsoidal spore forming rod organisms involved in gramicidin production an antimicrobial... Read More

Clostridium tetani

Definition noun An obligate anaerobic rod shaped and gram-positive bacterium which appears to looks like a drumstick that is... Read More

The Fungi

The Fungi What are the Fungi? The Fungi are the great saprophytes, the master recyclers.  They are the black rot, the... Read More

Salmonella typhimurium

Definition A gram-negative pathogenic bacterium associated in gastroenteritis in humans and other... Read More

Enterobacter aerogenes

Definition Noun A gram-negative rod shaped motile and encapsulated bacterium and have peritrichous flagella that surrounds... Read More

Moraxella bovis

Definition Noun A gram-negative non-motile coccobacillus and highly opportunistic aerobic bacterium involved in Bovine... Read More

Proteobacteria

Definition noun (taxonomy) A phylum of the domain Bacteria that includes medically and scientifically important species such... Read More

Exogenous antigen

Definition noun Antigen that enters the body of the organism from the outside, e.g. through inhalation, ingestion, or... Read More

Xanthophyceae

Definition noun A taxonomic class comprised of the xanthophytes (yellow-green algae) Supplement Xanthophyceae is a taxonomic... Read More