kinetid

kinetid

[ki′ned·əd]
(cell and molecular biology)
In eukaryotic cells, any locomotory structure, that is, a cilium or flagellum.
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Protist kinetids: structural conservatism, kinetid structure and ancestral states.
The kinetosome-centriole is embedded in the kinetid, an organellar system that ranges from complex elaboration in myriad ciliates and mastigote algae to minimal fibers and ciliary necklaces in animal tissue cells.
The bifurcated structure that so resembles the typical "striated root fiber of the kinetid" (Margulis et al., 1993a) in Figure 4, and at higher magnification in Figure 5, is the basal (proximal) portion of an undulipodium-like structure.
Whereas undulipodia in their kinetids are beneath the eukaryotic plasma membrane, by contrast both ecto-and endosymbiotic spirochetes are covered by their own cell walls (Figs.
Few attempts have been made to classify them to species, because this requires analyzing the kinetid structures.