Microbiology - Bacteria Morphology - Discussion

Discussion :: Bacteria Morphology - Section 1 (Q.No.3)


Flagella move the cell by

[A]. many flagella beating in a synchronous, whip-like motion
[B]. an individual flagellum beating in a whip-like motion
[C]. spinning like a propeller
[D]. attaching to nearby particles and contracting

Answer: Option C


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Sylvester Ombima said: (Apr 3, 2014)  
Flagella facilitates movement in bacteria cell, this is enabled as it propels by spinning around.

Mark said: (Dec 1, 2014)  
But what of it whip like motion? i.e moves side ways. I think the answer should have been A or B not C.

Yasoob said: (May 15, 2015)  
Many but not all bacteria exhibit motility, i.e. self-propelled motion, under appropriate circumstances.

Dhathri said: (Apr 7, 2016)  
But they didn't give or mentioned about a particular cell's flagella then how can we decide it moves as a propeller why not whip like motion.

Lillipearl said: (Mar 12, 2017)  
The flagella of the bacteria rotates, spinning the bacteria and propelling the bacteria move foward. That is how the flagella of the bateria moves by the cell.

Msn said: (Dec 25, 2019)  
Flagella are moving in under the motility part the spinning like propeller are present they help to move forward.

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