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axoneme

[′ak·sə‚nēm]
(cell and molecular biology)
A bundle of fibrils enclosed by a membrane that is continuous with the plasma membrane.
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N = nucleus, ax = tail axonemes, c = centriolar region, mt = microtubules.
19) Arrows indicate bi-flagellate sperm with 2 axonemes.
Arrows indicate bi- flagellate sperm with 2 axonemes.
Arrest of sperm motility is probably due to the chain of reactions induced by reactive oxygen species which can affect sperm axoneme function (48).
In general, flagella and cilia of eukaryotes show an axoneme composed of a 9 + 2 microtubular pattern.
The typical and plesiomorphic axoneme found in eukaryote flagella and cilia possess a 9 + 2 arrangement of the microtubules.
ROS increases DNA fragmentations (32), modifies the cytoskeleton (21), affects the sperm axoneme development (13), and inhibits sperm-oocyte fusion (2).