mastigoneme


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mastigoneme

a projection found in numbers along the length of some flagella that serves to increase the surface area.
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Characters shared by this diverse group of organisms are the presence of tubular mitochondrial cristae (Taylor, 1976), tripartite mastigonemes (flagellar hairs) on the immature flagellum (prymnesiophytes excepted, Bouck, 1972), use of [Beta] -1,3 (or -1,6)-linked glucans as a storage product (Hellebust, 1988) and, in photosynthetic members, chlorophyll a, one or more of the chlorophyll c molecules, and carotenoids (Bjornland and Liaaen-Jensen, 1989; Jeffrey, 1989).
The presence of tripartite mastigonemes are sufficient to differentiate stramenopiles from other chlorophylls a + c containing lineages.