Basal corpuscle

Basal corpuscle --> basal body

(Science: cell biology) structure found at the base of eukaryotic cilia and flagella consisting of a continuation of the nine outer sets of axonemal microtubules but with the addition of a c tubule to form a triplet (like the centriole).

May be self replicating and serves as a nucleating centre for axonemal assembly. Anchored in the cytoplasm by rootlets. Synonymous with kinetosome.

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