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axoneme

 [ak´so-nēm]
the central core of a cilium or flagellum, consisting of two central fibrils surrounded by nine peripheral fibrils.

ax·o·neme

(ak'sō-nēm),
1. The central thread running in the axis of the chromosome.
2. Synonym(s): axial filament
3. The distinctive array of microtubules in the core of eukaryotic cilia and flagella comprising a central pair surrounded by a sheaf of nine doublet microtubules.
[axo- + G. nēma, a thread]

axoneme

/ax·o·neme/ (ak´so-nēm) the central core of a cilium or flagellum, consisting of a central pair of filaments surrounded by nine other pairs.

axoneme

(ăk′sə-nēm′)
n.
A bundle of microtubules and associated proteins that makes up the core of a cilium or flagellum, consisting of nine pairs of microtubules arranged around two single microtubules.

ax′o·ne′mal adj.

ax·o·neme

(ak'sō-nēm)
1. The central thread running in the axis of the chromosome.
2. Synonym(s): axial filament.
3. The distinctive array of microtubules in the core of eukaryotic cilia and flagella comprising a central pair surrounded by a sheaf of nine doublet microtubules.
[axo- + G. nēma, a thread]

axoneme

the complex of MICROTUBULES and associated tubes found in the shaft of a CILIUM or FLAGELLUM.

axoneme

1. the central core of a cilium or flagellum, consisting of two central microtubules surrounded by nine peripheral microtubule pairs.
2. the gene-string or filament forming the basis of a chromosome.
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2003) Central-pair-linked regulation of microtubule sliding by calcium in the flagellar axonemes.
The typical and plesiomorphic axoneme found in eukaryote flagella and cilia possess a 9 + 2 arrangement of the microtubules.
As described in the previous section, the sperm model demembranated with Triton X-100 reproduced normal flagellar bend propagation, indicating that the cytoskeletal element in flagella, the axonemes (Fig.
This reconstruction is based on the presence or absence of ultrastructural elements observed in cross- and longitudinal sections--two axonemes, four attachment zones, a mitochondrion, a nucleus, external ornamentation of the plasma membrane, and spine-like bodies--and on the number of cortical microtubules observed in cross-sections.
The head-end half is the region of a spermatozeugma in which waveforms achieve their greatest amplitude and where the aggregate undergoes conformational changes that create a strong curvature during the production of waveforms generated from the tip to the base of axonemes (e.
Technical limitations make it difficult to isolate movements attributed to incorporated axonemes from egg-derived events; nevertheless, several pieces of evidence support the concept of an active axoneme inside the egg.
Sea urchin axonemes were added to a coverslip and glass slide chamber.
Fragments of axonemes were absorbed onto cover glasses by perfusion through a 2-3 [[micro]liter] microscope chamber.
Axonemes without associated mitochondria or with only one mitochondrion are observed only in sections near the posterior end of the tail [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4F OMITTED].
The tubulin antibodies used included a polyclonal anti-tubulin antibody (Chemicon); a monoclonal antibody against flagellar axonemes or isolated basal apparatus of Polytomella (Protista, Chlorophyceae), designated 5A6 (kindly provided by Dr.