The fine structure of cilia in the gut of the rotifer, Philodina roseola, has been studied. The cilia display the usual structures for the first 9 µ of their length, but for the last 3 µ the shaft consists of plasma membrane clothing an unusual spiral sleeve. The sleeve is made up of 5 parallel fibres twisted in a left-handed helix about the long axis of the cilium.
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JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 December 1966
A Spiral Sleeve in Rotifer Cilia Tips
M. R. DICKSON
John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Revision Received: 20 May 1966
Online Issn: 1477-9137
Print Issn: 0021-9533
Copyright © 1966 The Company of Biologists Ltd.
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M. R. DICKSON; A Spiral Sleeve in Rotifer Cilia Tips. J Cell Sci 1 December 1966; 1 (4): 471–474. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jcs.1.4.471
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