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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.
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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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

axoneme

the complex of MICROTUBULES and associated tubes found in the shaft of a CILIUM or FLAGELLUM.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The axoneme of the PC comprises nine parallel doublets of microtubules, which form a ring.
(2003) Central-pair-linked regulation of microtubule sliding by calcium in the flagellar axonemes. J.
A 9 + 9 + 2 axoneme pattern is the most common pattern within the Curculionidae (Gassner et al.
Sisson, "Proteomic analysis of bovine axonemes exposed to acute alcohol: role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase and heat shock protein 90 in cilia stimulation2013," Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol.
In general, flagella and cilia of eukaryotes show an axoneme composed of a 9 + 2 microtubular pattern.
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.
Small-amplitude waveforms consisted of waves with amplitudes of 1.9 [+ or -] 1.6 [micro]m (mean [+ or -] standard deviation, n = 10) that were generated from the base to the tip of axonemes (i.e., head to tail).
The ciliary axonemes of ampullary neurons in caenogastropods show differences from the 9+2 pattern (Uthe, 1995; Page and Parries, 2000).
A monoclonal antibody to acetylated [alpha] -tubulin (Sigma Chemicals) at 1:100 dilution for 1 h was used to selectively label sperm axonemes. This antibody selectively labeled sperm axonemal MTs but not egg MTs (Fig.
The cilia of the infundibular cells have two nearly parallel striated rooflets and appear to have reduced axonemes that do no t project above the level of the microvilli (Fig.
Sea urchin axonemes were added to a coverslip and glass slide chamber.