Amphitrichous Flagella: Definition & Example


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If spiders were bacteria and their legs were flagella, their flagellar arrangement would be categorized as which one of the following?

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1. What does it mean to be amphitrichous?

2. Which bacteria do you think would be the easiest for a predator to catch?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Amphitrichous flagella is the movement mechanism of some types of bacteria. Assess your knowledge of this type of flagella and flagellar arrangements with this interactive quiz and printable worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students must show knowledge of:

  • Bacteria easily caught by predators
  • Flagella
  • Examples of amphitrichous bacteria

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what it means to be amphitrichous
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on amphitrichous flagella
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions requiring a knowledge of the different flagellar arrangements

Additional Learning

Expand your knowledge of amphitrichous flagella by reviewing the lesson, Amphitrichous Flagella: Definition & Example. These are among the objectives covered:

  • Know the arrangements of flagella
  • Understand how flagella on amphitrichous bacteria operates
  • Review a diagram of flagellar arrangements