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Name: Amanda
Status: Student
Age: 14
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Date: July 2004


Question:
Is flagella a cell or just a projection from the cell? On the test because it was part of the cell I put it was a cell because they were intertwined as one. Am I wrong in my answer?



Replies:
I'm afraid you were wrong. A flagellum is just part of a cell. It is an example of an organelle, a sub-cellular structure like a mitochondrium, nucleus, chloroplast, golgi body etc.

Regards, Ron Baker, Ph.D



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