Basil Body and Centriole
Name: Hap S.
Date: December 2004
I am a teacher. I have been preparing a lesson about centriole, cilia and
flagella. I have a doubt about basal body. I want to make sure that
whether basal body and centriole are the same thing? Another question is:
Centrioles are one of the components of the centrosome or centrosome is
just an area surround the centriole?
Cilia are organized (assembled) from centrioles located at the cell
margin...these are then called basal and are a specialized form of
The centrosome, or the microtubule organizing center, is usually considered
an AREA in the cell where microtubles are assembled. An animal cell
centrosome has a pair of centrioles, that are each made of nine groups of
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