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A cytoplasmic granule bearing a bacterial flagellum.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(also parabasal body), a kinetoplast or cellular organelle located near the base of the flagellum in flagellates of the families Trypanosomatidae and Bodonidae. It contains desoxyribonucleic acid. It is sometimes called the basal granule.

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